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Andrew Hawthorne suspended in church finances inquiry

A priest has been suspended from his church in Dorset over financial discrepancy claims.

Andrew Hawthorne, who denies any wrongdoing, is no longer allowed to minister at St George's on Jumpers Road, Christchurch.

Members of the congregation plan to demonstrate against his suspension in Saxon Square on Friday.

Diocesan spokeswoman Emma Nutbrown said the issues were the subject of legal proceedings and an internal inquiry.

  • 05 Sep 2012
  • From the section Dorset