Gloriavale Film Premieres

Gloriavale Film Premieres

: The Gloriavale Leavers’ Support Trust is pleased to announce the Gloriavale Film is soon screening in cinemas across NZ, then internationally. With unprecedented access, filmmakers Noel Smyth and Fergus Grady lift the lid on the secretive Gloriavale Christian Community following a family of survivors searching for justice.   SPECIAL PREMIERE INVITATIONS You are…

Business Awards Win!

: We’re delighted to have received the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce Business Award for the Community Organisation category. Our deepest thanks to the people all over NZ who support the work of resettling people who have left Gloriavale. It’s humbling to partner with you all in showing love and care.…

The Stark Choice

: The stark choice was put to John Ready in cross-examination during the recent Gloriavale Employment Hearing. He responded: “So I think of a boat and there’s a whole lot of layers and there is a whole lot of oarsmen, on those layers in the boat. And you are told, well…

Two of Gloriavale’s Leaders are stood down

: Opinion Piece by Liz Gregory. Yesterday two of Gloriavale’s leaders, Fervent Stedfast and Faithful Pilgrim, were asked to stand down from being Shepherds. Last week Gloriavale issued an unprecedented apology, which was printed in the front page of the Grey Star (an interesting place to publish an apology to leavers…

Response to the Apology

: The phone rang hot for a day or two with leavers feelings about the Gloriavale “apology letter”. It is for them to share their personal beliefs about the genuine nature of the apology. However, our Trust always gets asked for comments when anything from Gloriavale reaches the ears of the…

Gloriavale’s Apology

: Gloriavale published an unprecedented apology in the Grey Star on Friday 27 May 2022. It reads: The following is attributable to Gloriavale’s leadership. It is a letter of apology that draws a firm line in the sand between the past and the future. Much has changed at Gloriavale since 2018…

Employment Court Judgement

: The Courage V Attorney General Employment Court case has returned a verdict 10 May 2022. The judge has ruled that Each of the three plaintiffs was an employee in each age bracket referred to above. None of them were volunteers within the meaning of s 6 of the Act. There…

Impacts on Early Members

: Author: Liz Gregory I want to spend this post reflecting on some more recent experiences with a family who was involved in the very early days. It’s their stories of separation, pain & abuse that have touched my heart. I hurts to see how decades later people are still weeping…

Early Memories and the Great Dream

: Author: Liz Gregory In my nine years involved with Gloriavale Leavers I have had the privilege of meeting and connecting with hundreds of people who are connected to this 50-year story of Gloriavale. For some, they were involved in the early ministry circles and watched from the side-lines as Neville…