Ex-SAS man barred from clergy over domestic abuse

The Times

May 1, 2020

By Emma Yeomans

A former soldier who became a vicar has been defrocked for abusing his wife, whom he called “Jezebel”, for 14 years.

The Rev Paul Parks, 60, formerly rector of St Helen’s Ore and St Barnabas in Hastings, was arrested in 2017 after his wife revealed the abuse, which included beating her and threatening to stab her with a letter opener.

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