4th November 2016.
The Abbey and College have been told by the police that they have completed their investigation into allegations relating to historical events concerning Abbot Cuthbert Madden, and they will not be taking any further action.
Fr Abbot has always denied any wrongdoing and has cooperated fully while these allegations have been investigated by the appropriate authorities.
The police’s decision allows us to proceed with the appropriate Church protocols, after which we hope Fr Abbot will resume his duties.
Until then, Fr Terence Richardson, the Prior of Ampleforth Abbey, will continue to act as the Religious Superior of Ampleforth Abbey.