Safeguarding Investigation

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The safeguarding of children, young people, and vulnerable adults
is of paramount importance to all who serve as lay and ordained leaders
at Saint Thomas Church and Choir School.

We recently received allegations of child sexual misconduct against two people formerly employed at Saint Thomas Church and the Choir School in the mid-1980’s and in the early 2000’s. We have also become aware of child sexual misconduct allegations made against a lay person in another Diocese that formerly was employed by Saint Thomas Church and the Choir School.

We have engaged a firm with significant expertise working with victims of abuse and educational institutions and churches, T&M USA LLC, and they are conducting an investigation.  Anyone with information to share is urged to contact T&M by using this dedicated email address: [email protected] or by telephoning 646-445-7748. (Please note that this is not a 24-hour hotline and you may have to leave a message for someone to call you back.  The number is only for enquiries concerning Saint Thomas Church and Choir School).

There are no current allegations related to any current employee or member of Saint Thomas Church or the Choir School and there are no current claims. We are making this public out of an abundance of care for our community.

  • We recently emailed a letter to all parishioners, parents, and alumni of our Church and Choir School. You can find a copy of the letter here.
  • If you have any questions, you can find further information here.
  • You can find our latest safeguarding policies for the protection of children and youth, and the protection of vulnerable adults here.