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'Victims' of Church of England preacher reveal allegations of naked beatings, ice baths and massages

'Victims' of Church of England preacher reveal allegations of naked beatings, ice baths and massages

Details have emerged of the allegations against the Revd Jonathan Fletcher, who was Minister of Emmanuel Church in Wimbledon, from 1982 to 2012, and an influential figure among Evangelicals in the Church of England.

By Gabriella Swerling, social and religious affairs editor
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/
26 DECEMBER 2019

One of the Church of England's leading evangelical figures could face a criminal investigation, as victims of his abuse spoke out for the first time about being subjected to naked ice baths, beatings and massages.

Rev Jonathan Fletcher, 77, was banned from preaching after it emerged that he had "spiritually abused" vulnerable adults at the London church where he used to minister, the Daily Telegraph revealed in June.

Now five alleged victims - all men who wish to remain anonymous - have come forwards to detail the spiritual, psychological and physical abuse they claim to have suffered.

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