Anglican priest convicted of indecent assault back at work in N.S.


Sheila Dabu Nonato, Postmedia News
Published: Wednesday, February 01, 2012

After seven years of therapy and following consultation with high-ranking church officials, an Anglican priest who was convicted of indecent assault more than a dozen years ago, is back at his Nova Scotia parish, but with restricted duties.

Rev. Ron Cutler, a bishop of the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, told Postmedia News that Rev. Wayne Lynch has been permitted to celebrate the Eucharist at Annapolis Royal’s St. Luke’s Anglican Parish. Lynch returned to the parish two years ago and performs some duties every second month.

“He is permitted to preach, but has very rarely done so. He is permitted to baptize, marry or conduct funerals. Once again, this would be at the request of the rector of the parish,” Cutler wrote in an email.

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