Jesus Fellowship Redress Scheme

September 29th, 2022

As a result of the events leading to the closure of the Jesus Fellowship Church, also known as the Jesus Army, the Jesus Fellowship Church Trust have now launched their Redress Scheme as of 26th September 2022.  The Redress Scheme will be open to applications until 31st December 2023.

This Scheme will give long awaited financial redress and support to any eligible victims or survivors of Sexual, Physical or Emotional Abuse which occurred within the Jesus Fellowship.  The Scheme strongly advises applicants to engage a solicitor in order to help with the Application process and the Scheme, in addition to financial compensation, will meet the legal costs. We are currently advising former members of the Jesus Fellowship in relation to the Redress Scheme.

For more information on the scheme, click here. 

The Jesus Army, also known as the Jesus Fellowship Church and the Bugbrooke Community, was founded in 1969 by Noel Stanton.   The Jesus Fellowship grew considerably and by 2007 there were approximately 3,500 members in various towns and cities across the UK.

In the early years a residential Christian community was founded and by 1979 several large houses were purchased by the Jesus Fellowship and the community grew with up to 60 people living in each community house.

In the last 20 years there have been many allegations that leaders and members of the Jesus Army committed abuse of children and vulnerable leaders. Ten people from the Church have been convicted of sex offences.

In 2019 the Jesus Fellowship Church Trust apologised to anyone “who experienced harm in the past”.

At Verisona Law, our Team have extensive experience in helping people through the process of applying through Redress Schemes. We were involved with the Jimmy Savile compensation scheme, and have recovered millions of pounds in compensation for applicants through the Lambeth Children’s Homes Redress Scheme as well as currently acting for survivors through the Scottish Redress Scheme.

If you or a loved one have been affected by the events surrounding the Jesus Fellowship, please talk to us in complete confidence and we will be happy to discuss with you your rights under the scheme, and should you wish, assist you through the application process.

You can read more about the Jesus Army here.