Archbishop Philip Wilson sentenced to 12 months

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson has been handed a 12 month sentence for concealing child sex abuse.

The 67-year-old was sentenced in Newcastle’s Magistrates Court on Tuesday after being found guilty in May.

It’s understood the child abuse that Wilson covered up was committed by Priest Jim Fletcher in the Hunter Valley in the 1970s.


Wilson stepped aside from his position as Archbishop in May, however he has not yet resigned.

The court is now assessing whether he can serve the sentence in home detention.

He will be eligible for parole after six months.