Mike Pilavachi’s conduct fell quick “of that anticipated of a priest within the Church of England”, an investigation has concluded.
The Soul Survivor founder was investigated by the Church’s National Safeguarding Team (NST) and the Diocese of St Albans over a criticism about his verbal interactions with a weak particular person.
The criticism referred to after 2012 when he was ordained within the Church of England.
The Church stated that the weak particular person had come ahead and given “clear proof of the hurt accomplished of their life”.
Pilavachi, who now not has authority to minister within the Church of England, was handed a written warning over the allegations.
“A bishop from outdoors the Diocese of St Albans was appointed to contemplate the allegation and the response from Mr Pilavachi,” the Church stated.
“The results of the bishop’s willpower was that while no additional motion can be taken on the primary allegation, Mr Pilavachi’s conduct had nonetheless fallen wanting that anticipated of a priest within the Church of England and in accordance with paragraph 163 of the Clergy Discipline Measure Code of Practice a written warning and recommendation has been issued to him.”
The investigation upheld the selections to take no additional motion and challenge a warning and recommendation, saying that they had been “correctly made”.
A separate joint investigation by the NST and Diocese of St Albans final 12 months concluded that safeguarding allegations introduced in opposition to Mr Pilavachi in relation to his ministry over 40 years have been “substantiated”.