Peter Ball (bishop)

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Peter Wilfred Ball CGA (14 February 1932 – 21 June 2019) was a British bishop in the Church of England and convicted sex offender. In 1960, he created a monastic community, the Community of the Glorious Ascension. He was the suffragan Bishop of Lewes from 1977 to 1992 and the diocesan Bishop of Gloucester from 1992 to 1993, when he resigned after being cautioned for sexual abuse.

In October 2015, Ball was sentenced to 32 months in jail after admitting the abuse of 18 young men over a period of 15 years from 1977 to 1992. He was released on licence in February 2017 and died two years later.

Ball died on 21 June 2019 at the age of 87.[1]

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  1. "Peter Ball, priest who was feted by Margaret Thatcher and the Royal Family but was sent to jail for sexual assault – obituary". telegraph.co.uk. 24 June 2019.