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Married reverend banned from profession for life after cheating on wife with parishioner

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A MARRIED reverend has been banned from practising for life after cheating on his wife with a parishioner.

Martin Baldock, 68, admitted the fling and failing to protect a vulnerable adult — believed to be the same person.

The dad of three, vicar at St Edward the Confessor Church in Dringhouses, York, from 2000 to 2017, faced a year-long investigation by bishops.

Bishop of Selby, the Rt Revd Dr John Thomson, said: “Many members of the church and community trusted him.”

One former parishioner added: “To say there was shock in the church is an understatement.

“As far as we knew he had a very happy marriage. No one had any inkling.”

Mr Baldock, married to Sue, was banned by the Church of England’s Clergy Discipline Measure.

He is retired and living in the Midlands.

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