Another chapel resignation

CHIEF Minister Peter Ferbrache has resigned as a guardian of the Little Chapel Foundation.

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The president of the Policy & Resources Committee said that he was asked to be a guardian during the previous States term when he was president of Economic Development.

He said that while he was content to lend his support given his role on the committee and the stated aims of the foundation, he could no longer support it or its decisions.

‘I have not played an active role in the foundation, and I was unaware of the recent decisions and action taken, and as such took the decision on Friday to resign as guardian,’ he said.

‘While I cannot support its stance on this particular issue, I continue to wish the foundation well in its efforts to secure the long-term future of the Little Chapel.’

There has been a snowball effect of resignations and disassociations from the foundation, with several organisations and individuals who had undertaken pro-bono work requesting their names to removed from the website, and more recently, the resignation of head of its fundraising, Jack Honeybill, who claimed he was not informed of the actions of the foundation.

The Little Chapel Foundation said that following the release of its statement yesterday, it would not be commenting further on the matter.

The Guernsey Press approached silversmith Martyn Guille, whose business is next to the chapel, who is at the centre of the wrangle, to see if he would respond to the various points made by the foundation in an open letter, but he declined to comment yesterday.

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