Quoting Bible texts does not settle moral disputes – Archbishop of Wales

The Most Revd Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales

In his Presidential Address to members of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales on April 23, Dr Barry Morgan, a patron of Changing Attitude England, warned that there was no one Christian viewpoint on issues such as same-sex relationships. Rather our attitudes are shaped by our upbringing, education and which particular part of […]

Bishop of Salisbury congratulates and prays for same-sex couples getting married

The Right Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, has congratulated same-sex couples who will be getting married from tomorrow and assured them of his prayers. Bishop Nicholas said: “Tomorrow, the first same-sex civil marriages will take place in this country. This is a new reality being undertaken by people who wish their relationships to have […]

Religious Leaders Support Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Faith Community leaders at the LGBTI Anglican Coalition/Cutting Edge Consortium press conference supporting equal marriage at Friends House, Euston

Press Release CUTTING EDGE CONSORTIUM and LGBTI ANGLICAN COALITION We rejoice that from tomorrow same-sex couples will be able to marry in England and Wales. As persons of faith, we welcome this further development in our marriage law, which has evolved over the centuries in response to changes in society and in scientific knowledge. We acknowledge […]

Bishop’s address to Bath & Wells Diocesan Synod

Peter Maurice, the Bishop of Taunton, spoke about learning to live with difference and change when he addressed the recent diocesan synod meeting. Here is an excerpt: And then there are what some might refer to as the more internal debates within the life of the church which highlight a church living with change and […]

The Bishop of Oxford’s Presidential address about equal marriage and the Pilling Report

“I’m sorry the House of Bishops statement was clumsy and hurtful” said Bishop John Pritchard to the diocesan synod on 22 March 2014 When I say I’m bored with sex I hope you won’t misunderstand me. But in another part of the forest, wearing my lead bishop on education hat, I’m being deluged at present […]

Changing Attitude Ireland instrumental in lesbian appointment to advisory panel

  Last year the Church of Ireland’s General Synod set up a select committee on sexuality to enable “the listening, dialogue and learning process on all aspects concerning human sexuality in the context of Christian belief to continue”. The select committee was appointed after a after contentious debate in 2012 when Synod passed a motion […]

European leaders condemn Uganda’s anti-gay law

Nick Clegg: Uganda’s anti-gay law is an abhorrent backwards step The British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has tweeted his strong opposition to Uganda’s anti-gay law, as the country’s President signed it into law today. Mr Clegg tweeted: “The Ugandan anti-gay law is an abhorrent backwards step for human rights. It should never be a crime […]

Time for LGBTI clergy to join a union

Following the publication of the House of Bishops Pastoral Guidance bishops are beginning to ask to meet lesbian and gay clergy in their dioceses. The circumstances vary. One bishop has asked clergy known to be in a civil partnership to a meeting. Others have asked to meet clergy who had informed the bishop of their […]

Bishop of Oxford speaks on Same Sex Marriage statement

Following their meeting on 13 February 2014, the House of Bishops of the Church of England issued a statement of Pastoral Guidance on Same Sex Marriage. The statement comes as an appendix to a pastoral letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York addressed to the clergy and people of the Church of England. Bishop John writes: […]