This project is intended to reflect the values of courage and principle shown by that small group of Spartans in Thermopylae. Although we may be few and we are faced with a massive force of people who seem unwilling or unable to call a halt to bullying in Churches, we will fight on as an example to all to bring about the ultimate defeat of this toxic behaviour which risks destroying the harmony and peace of our Church, and which disrespects the commandment of God to love one another.


The purpose of this project is to raise awareness of the problem by creating documentary films which will document and shine a strong light on the institutionally embedded culture of clergy and lay officers being bullied. It is intended to make this problem more visible to the faithful members of Church congregations, as well as their governing bodies.


Please read the research which we provide and watch our films for a fuller insight into the indications of bullying in your church or parish based on the published research of many specialists around the World.


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We have reproduced, with his permission, an open letter by David Brown, Retired Naval Captain and 12 years lay assistant to the Bishop of Lichfield, to Church of England Archbishops Justin Welby and Stephen Cottrell about the Clergy Discipline Measure. Click here or click on Research...Open Letter on the top menu.


We were very fortunate to come upon a podcast in which Dr Dennis Maynard, author of the "When Sheep Attack" series of books speaks about his work. If you can spare 45 minutes to listen to this, it makes informative - and disturbing - listening.
Either click on Sheep Attack on the top menu or click here to be taken to the page


We have just released a new documentary on YouTube entitled "Is There A Psychopath In My Parish ?". Either click on Psychopathy on the top menu or click here to be taken to the web page.

In 480BC, 300 Spartans, led by King Leonidas, held the narrow pass at Thermopylae against an army of over 100,000 led by King Xerxes. Despite their own losses, this small group of committed and courageous individuals rained a massive blow down upon the armies of Xerxes which ultimately led to the defeat of his vastly superior forces by the Greek armies who were given heart by the heroic actions of the few at Thermopylae. Peace was then restored to Greece.

Welcome to The Leonidas Project

Defending Clergy and Congregations against bullying by the use of knowledge