Report into Child protection in religious organisations and settings (IICSA)

Published: 2nd September 2021

The Trustees of the JFCT wish to reiterate their unreserved apology to everyone who suffered abuse whilst being a part of the Jesus Fellowship Church, or in connection with the activities of the Church.

We are deeply sorry for what happened to them, and acknowledge the pain many of the survivors continue to feel as a result of the abuse. A formal redress scheme is being launched shortly, and the JFCT remains committed to helping all of those affected.

We recognise the important work of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and wholeheartedly support its vital aims and objectives. We would like to thank the survivors of abuse connected with the Jesus Fellowship who have come forward and engaged with the Inquiry.

We also confirm that we are reviewing the Report in detail and that we will give full consideration to its recommendations.

Note to Editors:
Since December 2020, The Jesus Fellowship Community Trust has existed solely as a residuary body with one purpose – winding up the administrative affairs of the Jesus Fellowship Church. New trustees and a CEO were brought in to oversee this work, which includes implementing the redress scheme, supporting survivors and former members, and ultimately closing the Trust