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Following in the footsteps of the Master who overturned the tables of the money-changers in the Temple cheating the people of God I have a passion for Justice. During my priestly ministry I have fought the local council for housing for the poor and disabled, and fought organizations, and the Church, where I have seen that people are being treated badly, and denied basic human rights. I am no stranger to trouble !
God called me to be a priest with a vision of the Risen Christ in St Matthew's Ashford when I was 17. My priestly formation at King's College, London was based on Holy Scripture, the Book of Common Prayer, the Fathers, and all that is good in traditional Anglican patrimony.
At times of adversity I have always drawn strength from the vision, and known the grace and power of Him who came to me at that time. In that strength I have stood up for the catholic truth and scriptural ministry of the undivided Church as expressed in the Ordinal.
"All power corrupts" Lord Acton famously said. Many of us who are priests would like to say "Ecclesiastical (Church) power corrupts the worse because they (archdeacons and bishops) think they are God ". They bully and victimize priests who do not agree with them, and use their powers to force them out of their job as priest in charge of a parish (vicar) and of their home. There is no effective Appeal. Archdeacons and bishops are in charge and do only what they agree with and like without any support for the vicar who disagrees with them.
There is no Justice.
The diocese of London has terminated me - the Revd Paul Williamson - because I have said "No !" to them, using the grounds that I am 70 years of age, after 47 years of faithful service, hard work, and very successful youth work commended by Seema Malhotra MP. I have a spotless record.
The diocese have tried a whole array of dirty tricks, Fake News, and malicious untruth to remove me, and now they want to evict me from the vicarage. "vicar and vicarage" go together like "horse and carriage". They have tried to silence me for my views (women are not ordained in Holy Scripture) - so much for free speech - because I do not espouse their feminist agenda and liberal views. I adhere to, and uphold, Vincent of Lerins Canon of what is catholic which does not admit of the ordination of women. The divine institution and apostolic practice in this matter is very clear.
08.02.2020 the Industrial Tribunal accepted the case for Age Discrimination and Religious Discrimination..
The Next Date for the Main hearing is 13.01.21.
This has to be funded as well as countering the Eviction from the vicarage proceedings about to take place - next attempt 17.11.20 starter leading to Full Case later. "Justice and only justice, you shall follow " Deuteronomy 16.20
Where is Justice ?
Without your generous financial support there will be a miscarriage of Justice. We have to raise £50,000 in legal fees to cover the Main Case. £10,000 has been raised and spent, Thanks to wonderful supporters.
Will you also forward this Appeal - Please - to everyone you know by e mail, and any other means, including Social media. And ask them - also - to forward it to their friends, and again forward. Let us go Viral !
This Legal Case will be won with your kind assistance, and it will benefit all priests (vicars) in the future who are so badly treated, as have I after 47 years in the priesthood.
Thank you for your support and prayers. I take comfort from Ephesians 6.10-20 read daily.
Justice for Vicars ! Justice Now ! Pray God !
"Righteousness and justice are the foundation of thy throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before thee " Psalm 89.14
Paul Stewart Williamson, servant of Our Lord Jesus Christ