Reflections

Stories about Gloriavale leavers, and reflections on their life in the community and beyond.

I am a man who grew up in Gloriavale. Growing up you were always told that Gloriavale was a
Anonymous letter written to Howard Temple on 26 August 2019 from a struggling mum in Gloriavale: Dear Howard After
Gloriavale – just that word stirs so many opinions and so much emotion. Warring ambivalence describes it best Of
The stark choice was put to John Ready in cross-examination during the recent Gloriavale Employment Hearing Feb 2022.
Virginia wrote this poem about the terrible abuse inside Gloriavale, and the complete lack of care shown to victims.
Coercive control really is hard to grasp If you’ve never experienced it. It’s hard to describe the holistic control
Many people don’t understand the power of religious duress and how it works. It is the reason that Catholic
Our parents did not join the community, they were recruited. Neville Cooper targeted a demographic
Bad news everybody. For those of you who don’t know this is yet, I’d advise you to sit down.