The Church of England is reportedly investigating a vicar (an incumbent of a parish where tithes formerly passed to a chapter or religious house or layperson.) in East London after he was seen on video smoking crack, snorting cocaine and discussing prostitutes and pornography with a friend at his church-owned home.
In the video released by The Sun on Sunday, shows Rev Stennett Kirby, 64-year-old, the vicar of West Ham Parish Church in Stratford, smoking a highly-addictive Class A drug and sniffing in cocaine.
The vicar, Rev Stennett Kirby was speaking to a friend and lighting up a pipe before separately snorting what appeared to be a powdered cocaine.
His friend then says: “You’re happy now, innit?” The clergy replies: “I’m a very happy man. I love it.”
Rev Stennett Kirby who is on sick leave from work went on to discuss about his hiring of a female escort. He says: ‘All I want now is for a woman sucking my d**k, that would have been really nice. How much would a woman cost to come here?’
‘In other words, if I really want it I’ll pay for it. One day, I’ll pay to watch you f**k’
Kirby had discussion of his plans move to central London the next day for some weird things. He said: “I’m going to Soho with my mate for dinner. I’m going to sex shops to get some poppers.”
The Sun revealed that Rev Stephen Chandler, an associate minister at his parish, may have addressed the issue to parishioners this morning.
Kirby lives in a £1.5million house which belongs to the Church’s Diocese of Chelmsford and has been a vicar of the 12th-century church since 2007. That is 11 years. Who knows what other offences he may have committed in secret.
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