Who we are

Changing Attitude England

Changing Attitude England, founded in 1995, is a network of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and heterosexual members of the Church of England.

We welcome as members everyone whose concern is to work for change in the church’s understanding of human sexuality.

We have a growing network of active diocesan groups meeting and holding events in 9 dioceses (as of November 2010). Changing Attitude has representatives in 28 other dioceses who can be contacted for support and information.

Changing Attitude internationally

Changing Attitude England has grown into an international network of over 1000 people, including supporters in Wales, Scotland, other European countries, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, Brazil, Nigeria and Uganda.

There are Changing Attitude networks in Australia, Ghana, Ireland, New Zealand, Nigeria and Scotland. For fuller details of Changing Attitude international, see www.changingattitude.org.

Our goal …

… is to reach the day when the Anglican Church fully accepts, welcomes and offers equality of opportunity to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.


  1. Margaret Elward says

    You can’t have it both ways!
    The Bible is So very clear on this matter!
    Carry on with your life style but please do not ask the blessing
    Of God or His Church, on something that He has already condemns
    In His Word the Bible.

    • Phil Moore aka Cheeky Churchwarden says

      The Bible is So very clear about divorce too but that seems to be totally ignored….so yes we can have it both ways. Also God calls for the death penalty for a number of misdemeanors…would you advocate that too? Just how literally do you want to take the Bible…..or is it only the bits that don’t apply to you?

      • Steve Thomas says

        Yes – we should take the truth that Jesus taught on divorce as the rule for Christian living. He said that anybody marrying a divorced person commits adultery. The NT is clear that adulterers will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. So this is very serious indeed.

    • Darren Lashmar says

      Margaret the bible also says that women should not hold authority over a man
      So should there be female priests or Bishops?
      should heterosexual people only have sex for the sole act of procreation?
      Attitudes like yours is why so many LGBT people feel excluded from the church
      One question springs to mind, do you offer the peace with your fingers crossed behind your back???

      • Steve Thomas says

        The Bible does say that a woman should not teach or have authority over a man, in Church. So let’s follow that one also. The level of departure from the scriptural mandate is rendering the church of Canterbury effectively apostate.

  2. says

    Came across this website by chance, and on the back of the current furore in my own parish regarding ”gay marriage” (argh horrible term).
    My opinions and thoughts are outlined in my blog (address above) but I would just like to to commend you for the work your organisation is doing. I have not heard of this in NZ and the link doesn’t work. Can you redirect me?

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