Alexander Lucard ([info]alexlucard) wrote,
@ 2005-05-11 09:48:00
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Vampire Hunter Drama Part 3 is part two, and there's a link in there to part one.

Anyway, the arch rival of Sean Manchester, the guy who has been annoying me since I was a teenager and the subject of the last two posts on the subject has emailed me as of last night. This guy has a criminal record a mile long, from digging up corpses and violating them on down.

But at least he's more eloquent in his madness than Machester. here's David Farrant's email to me.

Dear Alex Lucard
I was most intrigued by all your comments here about the so-called Highgate Vampire; not least about myself being a 'vampire hunter'! It would appear that you arrive at most of your conclusions about the Highgate Case and myself from sensational accounts you have gleaned from the internet the problem is however that almost invariably, most of this inaccurate sensationalism as been posted up by Mr Sean Manchester himself (Please note he is NOT a genuing bishop) and if you check back on these accounts you will see that I have only been forced to correct unfounded public allegations made by Mr Manchester himself - albeit frequently hiding behind his usual aliases.

It is not my intention to argue against all the points you have recently made on the insidepulse website, as I appreciate you, like anybody else are entitled to personal opinions (however wrong or misguided these have proved to be in your particular case).

I will just say one thing however, to set the record straight for you - ... I am NOT a 'vampire hunter', in reality I am just a psychic investigator and I do not even accept the existence of 'blood sucking vampires'. Mr Manchester apparently does (as he has publically stated in his self-published book The Highgate Vampire), but that is really his problem! In passing, I can conclude by saying that my non-acceptance of Mr Manchester's ridiculous public claims he makes about 'vampires', has been the main reason for his campaign of hatred against members of The British Psychic and Occult Society and myself.

Yours Sincerely
David Farrant
President BPOS.

NB: In the event that you might be interested my main website can be found at also could I refer you to Occult Forums International Vampire Thread, Off Topic Occult. The link is from which Mr Manchester has just been publically banned (within the last 3 or 4 days or so.

SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP! Sigh. My email to him

Ummm...Dave? That column you read of mine was me printing the whack job hilarious emails Manchester sent me. Re-read the column. Those are his words, not mine with me making fun of him at the end.

It was in reference to the column I wrote back in Jan '05 ( where I recanted the entire Highgate vampire saga.

I know Manchester very well. And by that I mean, I know him by reputation very well, as he's been the butt of American folklorists and parapsychologists for as long as I can remember. Norrine Dresser, Paul barber, Carol Page. All of us snicker quite profusely at the whole "Highgate Vampire" incident.

I'll tell you what I told Manchester: Stop acting like children. Both of you. This happened 30 years ago. My god, both of you are old enough to be at retirement age soon and you're carrying on like schoolchildren about an event maybe 5% of the world remembers and only a fraction thereof even cares that it occured.

All your sniping between the two of you does makes you both look foolish and foppish. Like attention whores deserpately clinging to some sort of public limelight when one of you just needs to start completely ignoring the other. I don't care if he starts it, or is just really good at getting your goat, because the end result is STILL the two of you bickering of the world wide web. Please stop.


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Man, Myth and Manchester
2006-06-06 04:11 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen

Many people will be aware, that in recent times, Mr. Patrick Sean Manchester, a self-appointed ‘bishop’ of the Old Catholic Church, is also claiming to be a direct descendent of the poet Lord Byron. It is his ‘hereditary right’, he says, and ‘backs up’ his claim by a mass of self-pronounced assumptions.
The main one seems to be, a claim made frequently by Manchester, that his mother’s side of the family, he is less unclear about; or perhaps more accurately, he is unwilling to state more mundane facts, that his father’s only claim to any distinction, was a career as an audit clerk.

But to examine the evidence in more detail…It is a fact that the baby Manchester was born in Nottingham on a dreary Council Estate not far from the busy main line railway station; indeed, only nine miles distant or so from the magnificent remains of Newstead Abbey, the legitimate home of the legendary Lord Byron.
It was here that his parents often used to take him (Manchester) to visit from an early age, and who can imagine what used to run through the infant Manchester’s mind as he stared up in wonder at the awesome ruins from his push chair, or what premature thoughts of grandeur were born in this surreal environment that were to have a bearing on his later life. (A marked distinction, perhaps, from his parental home in Nottingham). The makings of a fragmented dream, no doubt, that tormented the young infant’s mind… Why, oh why, should not all this not be a part of his personal heritage? After all, none of the previous residents were around who could take objection; who could despoil his claims; but more than that, he had set foot in the ruins…he had actually been there!

More than likely, this is how the dream first began…And it is a fact, that from the early 1970’s, Manchester was referring to himself as a ‘Lord’; although at the time, he was only using this title loosely, calling himself “Peter Lord”. His obsession with the genuine Lord Byron, apparently took concrete form a few years later, when Manchester began proclaiming himself to be a direct descendent of the great poet. This claim - that Manchester commonly circulated to the media and others - went mainly unchallenged, but in a an interview to Time Out in 1980 (in fact, about Manchester’s connection with myself), the ‘great man’ appears to have become ‘unstuck’. He was asked about his widely circulated claims to be a ‘Lord’, and, taken by surprise, Manchester replied to Duncan Camphell… “The Lord’ is, says Manchester a joke-name that arose out of a clairvoyant’s opinion that Manchester had been a 13th century Celtic war-lord”. (TIME OUT, January, 1981).

Manchester was obviously very cautious about this claim, because even three years later in a letter he wrote to City Limits, (again concerning myself) he stated … “according to family records I am the descendent of the noble Bard’s indiscretion with a housemaid at Newstead Abbey”! City Limits, May 25 1984. (Explanation mark my own).

Well, I suppose some might surmise that at least we have the evidence to support Manchester’s claims to his ‘hereditary title’. I suppose we must be fair to Manchester, in that at last, he volunteered information to support his “ancestral links”; but, on the other hand, all this really confirms - if true - is that Manchester is, in effect (and as he appears to boast), only the result of a clandestine affair the real Lord Byron had with some domestic prostitute.
If I am wrong, and if something other should really be the case, then please, Mr Manchester, I beseech thee - in view of the fact that this claim of yours has appeared so persistently on public record - please show us some corroborative evidence which might verify the true situation once and for all.

I am sure that Lord Byron, himself, would have desired you to produce such evidence. If for no other reason, than to let him rest peacefully in his grave.

David Farrant

First published in Man, Myth and Manchester Series 1 Issue 1 ISBN 0951786776 2000 and is in the public domain.

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Re: Man, Myth and Manchester
2006-06-06 05:20 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
I am surprised Mr M is so keen to be descended f rom the naughty Lord Byron. I would have thought someone so holy as Mr M would not touch the celbrated poet with a bargepole. I have to confess, though it pains me to do so, that in his youthful splendour the now obese and bald bogus bishop, did have a byronic touch about him. But according to his celebrated auto biography Stray Wits--sorry Stray Ghosts,,he was an immaculate conception so to speak. How he came by this information seems a little distasteful to a modest maiden such as myself, but the books says his mum and dad only did it once to beget him, and when he was born--no doubt in a way not so vulgar and common as the rest of mankind, they hailed Baby Manchester as the perfect being and did not have any more. If one was of an unkind frame of mind one might say, Gawd, what have we produced we'd better not 'ave another one like that ! But I digress!

Perhaps DNA could settled the question????

yours etc etec

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Re: Green, Groan and Get me the sick bucket.
2006-06-07 09:09 am UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
The above post is from Barbara Green of Brighouse, West Yorkshire and is part of her usual overture of jealousy and malice.

Bishop Manchester is neither bald or obese, as Green knows full well. He is thinning a little on top, but is certainly not overweight, let alone "obese". Just because Green's looks have faded faster than a roll of film exposed to the sun does not give her the right to defame and cause hurt to those who remain, if not in the first flush of youth, attractive and admired physically.

Barbara really needs to get on with her life and let go of her obsessive interest in Bishop Manchetser, a man she has met only twice in her life at a charity event in South Hertfordshite in the 1980's.

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Re: Green, Groan and Get me the sick bucket.
2006-06-07 03:38 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
oooh, that is not very gentlemanly, anonymous one. I should challenge you to a duel at dawn! I am still a very beautiful young maiden---please explain why you think I am a wrinkled up old hag and where you have got your photos from. I am devastated to be thus maligned by a anonymous old bald fat bishop--and I HAVE SEEN THE PICTURES OF HIS BIRTHDAY PARTY and those he painted of himself on his msn board--he either cant paint, cant see--or God help us, looks like that!

The pretty one from Brighouse

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Re: Green, Groan and Get me the sick bucket.
2006-06-07 05:01 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Why does Barbara Green constantly refer to Bishop Manchester as "fat", "chubby-legs", "Bald", "obese" Etc. Nobody could be more handsome than Bishop Manchester, as Green well knows. With his astonishing heritage is it any wonder that Bishop Manchester has had more admiring glances than Barbara Green has had hot dinners.

Green may retain some allure, after hours of painting her face, but inside she is shrivelled up, and all because of her association with Farrant, who poisoned her aginst the Bishop. Barbara needs to let go of Farrant and find things to occupy her time in "semi-retirement" as she puts it, that do not involve a malicious hate campaign against Bishop Manchester.

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Re: Green, Groan and Get me the sick bucket.
2006-06-07 05:15 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Nobody could be more handsome than Bishop Manchester, as Green well knows. With his astonishing heritage is it any wonder that Bishop Manchester has had more admiring glances than Barbara Green has had hot dinners.


Oh for fuck's sake.

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Re: Green, Groan and Get me the sick bucket.
2006-06-07 06:05 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
It's all good fun.

I'm just stoked to have come across a real live Vampire Hunter who isn't part of a shitty anime or locked up in a funny farm.

At least David doesn't claim to have killed scores of vampires.

Sean Manchester...Satanist, Nazi, Vampire Hunter, Bishop, Balding Pie Munching Chubster, Bloated fat pot bellied swine...etc blah

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Re: Green, Groan and Get me the sick bucket.
2006-06-07 06:13 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Oh thank God. When I first read that I totally though the comment was dead serious and I was like "No. No no no no no no no no no no."

You guys seriously need to get LJ's of your own. It makes the entire process much easier.

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Re: Green, Groan and Get me the sick bucket.
2006-06-07 06:30 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
No Alex, no.
See THIS is what you get for calling yourself Dracula by any other name.

It's fun to have people come on and say "Nobody cares" or "Leave us alone".

Anyway, I didn't start this, I simply jumped on the bandwagon as their is nothing mor fun than pointing at the clergy and laughing at grown men wearing womens dresses.

Seriously though, anyone who actually believes in Vampires or claims to have staked them is a total cock.

You brought this on yourself young man.
If only you had called yourself Derrick, none of this would have happened.

I'm this close to ading Pwned images from CS

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Re: Green, Groan and Get me the sick bucket. - [info]alexlucard, 2006-06-07 06:42 pm UTC
Re: Green, Groan and Get me the sick bucket. - (Anonymous), 2006-06-07 06:47 pm UTC
Re: Green, Groan and Get me the sick bucket. - [info]alexlucard, 2006-06-07 07:00 pm UTC
Re: Green, Groan and Get me the sick bucket. - (Anonymous), 2006-06-07 07:20 pm UTC
Re: Green, Groan and Get me the sick bucket. - [info]alexlucard, 2006-06-07 07:49 pm UTC
Re: Green, Groan and Get me the sick bucket.
2006-06-07 07:19 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Go get your eyes tested, fatty!

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Re: Green, Groan and Get me the sick bucket.
2006-06-07 07:48 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Nobody could be more handsome than Manchester, come on. I know plenty of more people who are far better looking and drop dead gorgeous then he is but I will not name on here. Does Manchester think he's god's gift to women now? God what a creep. At least Barbara and myself do not fuzz our hair out on photographs, nor do we wear silly baseball caps to cover our baldness. I wouldn't go anywhere near Manchester with a 10ft barge pole, he's the stuff that nightmares are made out of. And another thing nowadays Manchester would certainly be classed as obese, he's gross. Manchester is slightly thinning on top, that is the understatement of the year.
Catherine Fearnley

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Re: Fearnley needs to open her eyes.
2006-06-08 03:17 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Catherine Fearnley fails to appreciate that being called "fatty" and "pie-munching" is both offensive and potentially libelous. Bishop Seán Manchester is of course neither of the above. He has no more interest in eating pies than the average British man. Baldness is usually defined has having little or no hair. Has Barbara Green not seen any recent photographs of Bishop Seán Manchester which show that far from being bald he has retained some of his hair and in fact could be described as having "somewhat above average hair" for a man of his age.

Bishop Seán Manchester is getting older, but in many ways this is only adding mystery and rustic luster to his appearance. It is quite obvious from her obsession with the Bishop's breeches that Green is smitten, but she would never admit it as to do so would be to upset her mentor, namely Farrant. As for Catherine Fearnley, she is certainly no oil painting. Perhaps this explains why she was unable to find a partner of her own age and teamed up with Farrant, old enough to be her father! We neither know nor care.

What we do care about is preventing this blinkered cabal of dysfunctional malcontents from spreading deliberately untrue statements about the physical magnificence and holy radiance of Bishop Seán Manchester.

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Re: Fearnley needs to open her eyes.
2006-06-08 04:22 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
You are joking. Me, smitten with that conceited , boring, fat old fogey. I would shoot myself first! Doesn't the enormous bald cephalous one realise when people are holding his absurd posturings up to ridicule, either in his Byronic posing and preening in his skintight breeks--what a sight for sore eyes and offence to maidenly modesty that was, and now flapping about in his bishops outfit. there is nothing holy about the so called Bishop, he is a cantankerous old booby and I pity anyone who has to live with soemone so wrapped up in his own importance, they would have to be flat lining in the brain department to put up with his grandiose delusions , and complete lack of humour and loose grip on reality.

Grow up Baby Manchester--do you still take your teddy to bed?

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Manchester The Posturing Catamite
2006-06-08 04:24 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
"Catherine Fearnley fails to appreciate that being called "fatty" and "pie-munching" is both offensive and potentially libelous."


You're such a knob, it's unreal!

Pie munching on account of your vastly expanding gut, regardless of that girdle you use to hold it back and fat for the sagging face and double chin effect.

It really stings doesn't it Sean?
To be slagged off for being an ugly toad?

"Bishop Seán Manchester is getting older, but in many ways this is only adding mystery and rustic luster to his appearance."

More like a posturing catamite pensioner.
Go look it up you ill-educated pedant.

Sincerely Yours
Archbishop Shórñ Scrotum

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Re: Manchester The Posturing Catamite
2006-06-08 04:44 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
well said Bishop Shorn--fancy him thinking I fancied him, the very thought is too funny for words if it were not an insult to my taste in the human race! Fancy having to put up with that pompous twerp on a daily basis--would one have to call him "Sir" or "Father" or your "holiness" in, perish the thought and the picture it conjures up, in erm, intimate moments? Does he keep his tea cosy on?
More like Bishop Shrek than Bishop Byron.


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Re: Fearnley needs to open her eyes.
2006-06-08 07:09 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
"Catherine Fearnley fails to appreciate that being called "fatty" and "pie-munching" is both offensive and potentially libelous"

N01. I did not say that Mr. Manchester was "fatty" and I certainly did not say "pie-munching" and anyway even if I did it is not libellous it is just a matter of opinion and Mr. Manchester certainly has a few of those himself about us. And I want an apology for being accused of saying something when I did not say it. Nor will I back down until I get one. This is the second time this has happened.

No2. Was it not myself who first started The Cross and The Stake board, Mr. Manchester about 4 years ago and of which I have evidence for. Without me, you would not have known about MSN. In fact before we started The Cross And The Stake board we started a Robin Hood forum on MSN of which I made you manager/overseer. This board was called Secrets of The Grave or something like that.

N03. With regards to me not being an 'oil painting' well guess what Mr. Manchester neither are you. If I had photographs of you on my wall it would give me nightmares every night and to say that you, Mr. Manchester ARE of rustic appearance, do you mean to say that you are old and haggard?

With regards to men, I can wrap them round my little finger as it happens I have a few 'younger' men interested in me anyway I just choose to be with David because I happen to love the guy and would like to spend the rest of my life with him. I can go out with who I want to go out with, as you say this is of no concern to yourself. And if David is old enough to be my father what does that make you then Mr. Manchester, my Great Grandfather?

You have only just started this hate campaign against myself because I am with David, that must have really rocked your boat when you found out we were going out with each other. Well lets face it, your ultimate campaign is to keep people away from David and when you started giving me all the usual crap about him, I wanted to know even more and one thing led to another.

So really, Mr. Manchester you have only yourself to blame. If you treated people with respect, respected everyone's beliefs whether Christian or non-Christian, didn't have a grudge against anyone on here then none of this would have happened would it?

I can think of one word to sum you up Mr. Manchester and guess what that is?

Catherine Fearnley

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Re: Fearnley needs to open her eyes. - (Anonymous), 2006-06-09 05:38 am UTC
Re: Man, Myth and Cremation?
2006-06-07 09:22 am UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen

Is it true that when he dies, Manchester will have to be cremated as he was once bitten by a vampire?

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Re: Man, Myth and Cremation?
2006-06-07 04:18 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
If he was bitten by a vampire he should have turned into one long since as it was in the 1970's when he was chasing the Highgate Vampire. He told a reporter he ahd been bitten in the hand but did not elaborate neither did the dosey interviewer ask any useful questions but swallowed the whole manchester myth hook line and sinker. Why did the vampire bite manchester in the hand and not the neck?Why didnt Mnchester subsequently turn into a vampire ? I would have asked that at the time, perhaps the anonymous representative of the bishop would be so kind as to convey our queries back to his reverance and ask for a reply to these two questions.

If possible not with a copy and paste! Just an answer to the 2 questions above, if it would not offend his dignity or he is not too busy with his church in bournmouth.


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Re: Man, Myth and Cremation?
2006-06-07 04:21 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
I don't know about when he dies, but he's getting pretty roasted at the moment I'd say.

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Re: Man, Myth and Cremation?
2006-06-07 04:33 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
well he has to face the music and answer the questions honestly, so far he's done nothing but beat about the bush, insult people and say he's too busy and dignified to answer. The general consensus of opinion is that eh ahs been hoit with his own petard and cant answer a lot of the questions because its all a lot of tommyrot in the first place which he made up to make himself into a celebrity. I am happy to stand corrected by him if he will answer the quetions with a staight answer but he never does.Like being very rude and calling me, a beautiful young maiden, or at least a beautiful mature lady, a wrinkled up old hag when he has never clapped eyes on my for twenty years, while I have seen his 60 birthday party photos which show he's gone down the rattle a bit!

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Re: Man, Myth and Manchester
2006-06-07 07:55 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen

FOR SOME YEARS now, ‘Lord Manchester’ (a title he coined in the seventies on the premise that he was ‘directly descended’ from the genuine Lord Byron) has been styling himself as a ‘bishop’ in the Old Catholic Church. He claims he was ‘ordained’ as a bishop at the United Reformed Church in Barnet I 1991 (after having already been ‘ordained’ as a priest into the same order at a Moravian Church in Hornsey, North London only a year before), and has ‘legitimate credentials’ to prove it. Whilst these credentials have never been produced by Manchester himself, or anybody else, Manchester nevertheless continues to assert - mainly by means of self-circulated literature that has even been logged on the Internet - that he is a ‘genuine’ bishop; one whose credentials are recognised by the genuine Old Catholic Church and the Vatican (the latter perhaps being more widely recognised in its state of appeal).

‘Secondary credentials’, Manchester produces as ‘evidence’ to prove that he is connected with the Old Catholic Church, would appear much more nebulous and mundane; namely, some second-hand robes he dresses up in (that look for all the world as if they have been purchased from some theatrical fancy dress shop) and other Machiavellian props, such as a bishop’s mace and Crook, the latter which he relies upon for support, worried only for how long this particular aged prop is capable of supporting his podgy form.

Yet even disregarding these ‘secondary credentials’ (which are by themselves, beyond the scope of rational belief) Manchester’s main claims to ‘authority and distinction’, namely that he is recognised by the Vatican and the bona-fide Old Catholic Church, certainly seem to have become ‘unstuck’!

For in reality, both of these bodies deny all knowledge of Manchester, let alone his puerile antics (self-staged ‘ordination’ ceremonies, etc.) whereby he claims he should be recognised as a genuine bishop.

For the record, the official body of the Old Catholic Church (based in Utrecht), totally deny that Manchester was ever ordained as one of their bishops; indeed, they say they have ‘never even heard of him’!

The Vatican, on the other hand, whilst recognising (or rather, recognising the existence of) the Old Catholic Church in Holland, categorically deny on knowledge of a ‘bishop Manchester’.

It would appear that this is just another cry by Manchester for recognition for yet another of his desperate claims to distinction; many of which - along with his absurd pronunciations to be a descendent of Lord Byron - are doomed to fall flat on the ears of obscurity.

No. Manchester is most definitely not a bishop in the genuine Old Catholic Church: unless, of course, Manchester is confusing the legitimate Old Catholic Church with the semi-quasi organisations based in the UK who have adopted this title but have (like Manchester) been denounced as phoneys by the official Old Catholic Church itself. Many ‘leaders’ of these copy-catting groups refer to themselves as ‘Old

To Be Continued ...

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Re: Man, Myth and Manchester
2006-06-07 07:57 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Catholic Bishops’, but their credentials are highly suspect, to say the least. They do exist, but have been exposed on a massive scale in the English Press; to the extent that several of these ‘bishops’ are currently serving long jail sentences for indecency offences involving under-aged boys.

Devoid of any recognition by the official Old Catholic Church, it is unlikely that Manchester would want to be identified with such groups as these that operate in England.

It may be a coincidence - or perhaps not - but shortly following the convictions and jail sentences of these bogus bishops in the UK for indecency offences in the late 1990’s, (“The Most Evil Church On Earth”, ran one expose in the News Of The World on February 23 1977). Manchester quickly dropped his title of an Old Catholic Bishop overnight, and began calling himself, the “Bishop Of Glastonbury”!

It would be tempting here, perhaps, to dismiss Manchester’s claims to identify himself with dubious titles as the ravings of somebody not completely in control of his normal senses. But then, we should perhaps not condemn him too excessively for this: he was not to know his dreams to be a ‘bishop’ of the Old Catholic Church were to suffer such as devastating blow. He has one small consolation at least, perhaps …It would seem that he is ‘safe’ (for the moment, at least) in calling himself the ‘Bishop of Glastonbury’. There can’t be anymore scope for ‘bogus bishop scandals’ in peaceful Glastonbury…surely??

Jane Crookshank

NB: The article referred to in the News of the World On February 23rd 1977. Actually referred to an ‘archbishop’ Linale (of the Old Catholic Church in the UK) who had been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for sexually abusing two under-aged boys. The article went on to clarify that one John Simmonds was running the Old Catholic Church in Linale’s ‘absence’ from his home in Kent (his ‘church’ was in his garage). What the article did not clarify, was that John ‘bishop’ Simmons (of the Old Catholic Church in the UK) had been ‘ordained’ by one ‘archbishop’ Illtyd Thomas of the Old Catholic Church in the UK. By amazing coincidence - or perhaps not - the very same ‘archbishop’ who later ordained one Mr. Patrick Sean Manchester in 1991 as a bishop of the ‘Old Catholic Church’. Coincidence…?

NB [2] The News Of The World article concluded by reporting that there had been a break in the official Old Catholic Church based in Utrecht which had resulted in the small pseudo groups based in the UK. The article concluded by saying … A spokesman for the Catholic hierarchy said: “The Old Catholic Church was first formed in Holland in the late 19th century when a group broke away in argument over the authority of the Pope”.

“ It is very small and has nothing to do with us.”

For further information on Mr. Manchester’s bogus claims to distinction write to:

Manchester Mail Order Service
PO Box 1112
London N10 3XE

(Please enclose 57p stamp to cover postage)

The above article was first published in Man, Myth and Manchester Series 1 Volume 3 published 2001 ISBN 0951786792 ( and is © to David Farrant).

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Re: Man, Myth and Manchester
2006-06-08 07:19 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen

MR ‘BISHOP’ SEAN MANCHESTER seems to have flown into one almighty fury lately over a couple of home truths I published on the Internet recently about his first marriage. In fact, these posts were only put up in the first place to set the record straight about allegations Mr. Manchester had been persistently been making publicly about myself; that I was a ‘homosexual’, a ‘Nazi’, an ‘alcoholic’, a drug-taker, a ‘black magician’, and a ‘Satanist’ who indulged in ‘perverted orgies’ and who ‘sacrificed cats’ - all very non-Christian allegations one might be forgiven for thinking from a so-called ‘man of the cloth’! If this was not enough, in-between these numerous allegations were statements publicly posted by Manchester on various websites (invariably under aliases) about my first wife Mary, my second wife Colette (he claimed the latter was only a ‘marriage of convenience’ as, being Australian, it was the only way she could remain in the UK), and various relationships I had had with other female persons, including an allegation about two young females who I had caused to commit suicide after ‘luring them into Satanism and black magic’!

Just what Manchester was trying to achieve by persistently posting up these ‘anonymous’ allegations world-wide is not too clear; I suspect it originates from statements that I made in one or two of my books (maybe, in particular, Beyond The Highgate Vampire) whereby I refuted two of Manchester’s claims to have ‘executed’ two ’real-life’ vampires. One of these (Manchester claimed at the time, and still claims to this day) was the “King Vampire of the Undead” which originally had it’s lair in a secluded vault in Highgate Cemetery but this ’escaped’ after Mancehster discovered the location and - taking it’s coffin with it -retreated to a deserted mansion in nearby Crouch End. Hot on its trail, Manchester and an assistant named ’Arthur’ tracked it down and one morning just after sunrise, dragged the coffin into the over-grown garden, and staked its incumbent through the heart, whereupon the unfortunate creature let out a terrible roar (as if ’from the bowels of hell’) and turned to a mass of slime and viscera in the bottom of its casket, before Manchester incinerated the remains with a can of petrol.

End of the ’Highgate Vampire’? Well not quite! For if this was not enough to make the mind boggle, Manchester was to publicly state shortly afterwards, that he had tracked down a disciple of the ’King Vampire of the Undead’ called ’Lusia’ who had died of leukaemia and buried in a graveyard near his North London home. Manchester entered this graveyard late one night and, after stripping naked and adorned only in a purple make-shift dressing gown, lay in wait for it (her) inside a protective magical circle. Lusia eventually turned up but, after spotting Manchester, promptly changed into a gigantic spider although unable to get to him because of the protective magical circle.

Making a terrible ‘hissing sound’, the spider scurried around the circle but Manchester eventually managed to stake it through the heart (middle?) and set it alight with a flaming torch! He collapsed back into the circle sobbing uncontrollably and the approaching daylight finally revealed the outcome of his handiwork…”It was poor Lusia - no longer the devil’s Undead, but on of God’s true dead. Even as I looked, the years of decay, which had been eluded by her vampire sleep, were returning almost instantaneously.

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Re: Man, Myth and Manchester
2006-06-08 07:23 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Her mouth dropped, her cheeks fell in and her supple skin became stiff. She had faded to the colour of ash, but a tranquil beauty and profound repose swept over her in death…”! [exclamation mark my own].

I have made it abundantly clear that I believe neither of these fictional accounts of Manchester’s; with even more reason when I learned that ‘Lusia’ was none other than a certain Jacqueline Cooper, in reality Manchester’s common law wife who was sharing a flat with him in Holloway, North London, in 1970.

Perhaps it is because I made my views public(in Beyond The Highgate Vampire and elsewhere) stating quite unequivocally that I did not believe Manchester’s amateurish fiction, that has so infuriated Manchester and caused him to invent more lies about myself or others who happen to agree with me.

Whatever, to set the record straight a little about Manchester’s vicious allegations; in recent times, I decided that perhaps some details of Manchester’s true background should be made public - if for no other reason than to expose him for the fake bishop that he was, and to show his claims to other delusionary titles and positions in Society, to be a total sham; indeed, many of which could be safely relegated to the realms of fiction or be likened to the ravings of some insane hypocrite.

With a view to this, I published on the Internet “’Lord’ Manchester - a past history”; its purpose mainly to discredit Mr. Manchester’s many self-styled credentials and his fictitious claims about the ‘King Vampire of the Undead’ and his true relationship with the ‘giant spider’.

I pointed out that in the late 1960’s, Manchester was living in a small flat on the busy Holloway Road, in North London, with his wife Mary Ryan and two young children, but began an adulterous affair with an attractive blonde girl named Jacqueline Cooper. Manchester’s wife took exception to this, and eventually moved out of the flat taking tow children with her, and was later to name Jacqueline Cooper as a co-Respondent in a divorce Petition she filed against Manchester (which she won) for adultery.

I wrote …

“Unfortunately, Manchester’s fortunes were not going all too well at this time (maybe aggravated by the fact that his small flat in Holloway Road was situated over a Builder’s Merchants - appropriately named “Timber House” - and adjoined a rowdy Irish pub, one can imagine the noise!), Manchester was forces to take up employment as a milkman at a nearby co-op Dept, while his new live-in ‘wife’ (Jacqueline cooper, to be precise), took on a full time job in a local towel factory.

But in only a matter of a few months, Manchester has involved her in a new publicity stunt and persuaded her to pose scantily clad in a church in Islington (which Manchester claimed, had been desecrated by ‘Satanists’) for the News of The World. [N.O.W. January 22nd 1971].

In fact, 1971 was to prove to be a bad year for Sean Manchester. Jacqueline was on the verge of leaving him after beginning to realise that Manchester’s main interest in her centred around involving her in his obsessive publicity stunts; and indeed, she in

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Re: Man, Myth and Manchester
2006-06-08 07:26 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
fact left him in 1972 ; leaving him to contemplate a few happier moments in the solitude of “Timber House”.

Who can really tell what thoughts then ran through the young Manchester’s mind as he sat alone sulking in the dismal flat? The blaring Irish music from the adjacent pub and the cold smell of paint from the shop below could have done nothing to help; but maybe the innermost sounds of two wailing babies coupled with the dwindling rebukes of an irate wife, could have finalised his decision to escape the premises and seek to better his fortunes at a more fitting location.

So with ghostly cries of “adulterer” ringing in his ears, and Jacqueline tucked up safely with somebody else (whom rumour had it at the time, she’d met at the towel factory), the distraught Manchester left the Holloway Road flat. Being temporarily homeless he moved in with his parents who lived in a Council house in nearby Quemerford Road, only a bit later to move into a bequeathed semi-detached house in a New Southgate; a new beginning for a new series of carefully planned publicity stunts which began soon afterwards when Manchester started announcing to the local press and unknowing French magazines that he was a fully-fledged “Lord”!”

Manchester was none too happy; indeed, he took great exception to my revelations - mainly the one in which I had revealed he had been married before and had two children.

In a feeble attempt to discredit this (though at the same time digging the gaping hole I had opened up even deeper), Manchester made public an astonishing declaration, in which he not only claimed that this first marriage had been annulled but that another man was really the father of his two children.

Manchester’s account is really best left to speak for itself (it should be borne in mind that, as usual, Manchester is writing about himself under an alias)…

“Having known Sean Manchester most of my life, I can provide a few facts on this personal matter which Farrant has seen fit to maliciously spread all over the internet. Yes, Sean Manchester did marry somebody in the mid-sixties. They were incompatible and far too young, not unlike Farrant’s first marriage. Consequently they ceased to cohabit after less than a year. Both parties had extra-marital relations almost from the beginning and the wife bore two children with a man living two doors from where she actually resided which was in Middlesex. Sean Manchester remained domicile [sic] in Islington throughout this entire period. The only sure way of achieving a relatively painless and quick divorce in those days, prior to the 1971 Divorce Reform Bill, was for one of the parties to “arrange” an admission of adultery with the other parties solicitors’ enquiry agent. Anything else meant years and years of waiting and his first wife wanted to marry the father of her children which she did in 1971. Unfortunately Sean Manchester’s name had been entered on the birth certificates by her to avoid a costly cross-petition divorce. In other words, had she entered the real father’s name she would have become the guilty party in the divorce. Hence Sean Manchester elected to do the honourable thing and put himself guilty as the guilty party. Both parties were guilty of course, but at least the wife could marry the man she had been seeing from early on at the earliest opportunity. Sean

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