Holocaust-denying bishop holds hate services in London library

Richard Williamson has been conducting rabidly antisemitic 'services' in building in Earlsfield, South London


The notorious Holocaust-denier Bishop Richard Williamson has been conducting rabidly antisemitic “services” in a London library, the JC has discovered.

The cleric, who is a founding member of a fringe Catholic movement called the Society of St Pius X Resistance, also has a YouTube channel with thousands of subscribers.

Although he was excommunicated by the Vatican in 2009 and convicted of Holocaust denial in Germany, the hate cleric has been freely hosting masses and delivering sermons in Earlsfield, South London, for several years.

In a recent gathering at the Earlsfield Library, the JC heard Bishop Williamson launch 40-minute diatribe accusing Jews of crucifying Jesus and conspiring to undermine the Catholic Church.

He suggested that Jews were behind the Covid pandemic, creating a lethal vaccine to reduce the planet’s population and enslave the survivors.

"They want to be slave owners, and it’s much easier to enslave a reduced population,” he said. “So they want to bring the world population down from seven billion to 500 million… A very large number of people have to be gotten out the way, and they are starting with Covid.”

The service attracted around 35 people, many of them young men –– and a few young women –– who stayed after the service to eat biscuits and chat about Patriotic Alternative, a white nationalist organisation.

The bishop gives additional services from his home in Broadstairs, Kent. There are other chapters of his society in Southport, Merseyside and Newbury, Berkshire where devotees of the bishop minister on his behalf, although their congregations are believed to be smaller than the London church, and made up of older worshippers.

Earlsfield Library, where Williamson held his services for almost a decade, is owned by GLL, a charitable social enterprise. After being contacted by the JC, a spokesperson said the bishop’s comments were “disgraceful and unacceptable”. They added: “We have terminated all the group’s bookings with immediate effect.”

The bishop’s society is active on social media and his biggest channel is on YouTube, where he has 3,000 subscribers.

Viewing figures for his sermons tend to stay below 1,000, although some of his interviews and lectures have reached 30,000 views. He also has a presence on alternative websites including Rumble, Odysee and Telegram.

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