Music school headmaster is banned by the Church

Music school headmaster is banned by the Church


norman lebrecht

November 24, 2022

During our investigations into rapes and other abuses at Chethams Music School in Manchester, it was impossible to ignore that many of the offences dates to the 1990s when the headmaster was Bishop Peter Hullah.

He distanced himself from responsiblity when testifying at the trial of one of the perpetrators.

Now, years later, Hullah has been struck off the Church of England’s rolls for life after admitting misconduct with two adult women. He accepted the life ban n preference to facing a full Church tribunal.

Report here.


  • The Rector says:

    Adult women, hey? Makes a change from the more usual predilection in the church for younger males.

  • lamed says:

    It’s not the life ban he should be worried about, it’s his afterlife, and the banishment is for eternity.

    And God does not give you a preference not to face Judgement Day.

    • soavemusica says:

      The Church of England was established to accommodate the desires of Henry VIII. (Not that the Popes frequently required any less favours from their servant.)

      It is reported that the bishop was
      “thrice-married”. CoE providing pomp and circumstances for the wedding?

      MARK 10:11 “And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.”

      Speaking of dubious institutions, of education in the UK, it is reported that “boarding students have a house parent who communicates with parents at home”.

      So, minors live away from home?

      Even without any crimes, to me, this seems to be a horror show.

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    I can’t decide which is more informative and more entertaining: stuff like this, or more complaining about Riccardo Muti (don’t worry, I’m not a big fan).

  • Alasdair Munro says:

    The photo is of a Bishop and a crook.