Chichester Diocesan Synod condemns homophobic incitement by General Synod member

Andrea Minichiello Williams, a lay member of General Synod representing the Diocese of Chichester, was reported to have spoken at a conference in Jamaica at the end of 2013 to urge that country not to repeal a law dating back to 1864 which criminalised homosexual acts and penalised men so convicted with hard labour in […]

Anglicans prominent on the 2014 Rainbow List

On Tuesday evening the Independent on Sunday hosted a reception to celebrate the Rainbow List 2014 at Grange St Paul’s Hotel in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral. The Rainbow List celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who make a real difference. The six judges reduced the list of 4,390 heartfelt nominations to 101 […]

A Love Letter to Gay Bishops

The Sunday Telegraph carries a report today about the love letter to gay bishops organised by Keith Hebden, a priest from St Mark’s and St Peter’s Church in Mansfield, Notts and supporter of Changing Attitude. With over 300 signatures, the letter will be formally submitted to the Church’s House of Bishops To Church of England Bishops […]

LGBTI Anglican Coalition supports Church of England’s Shared Conversations

9 September 2014: PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From 15 to 17 September, the College of Bishops of the Church of England will be meeting for two days to start the process of Shared Conversations on Sexuality, Scripture and Mission. The LGBTI Anglican Coalition welcomes this first step and our members will be praying for […]

Gambia passes bill for life imprisonment for “some homosexual acts”

Gambia’s National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said on Monday, potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa’s most vocal anti-gay leaders. The bill amending the criminal code was passed last month and brings life sentences for “aggravated homosexuality.” That is […]

Canon Jeremy Pemberton files employment tribunal claim

The following statement has been issued by the lawyers acting for Canon Jeremy Pemberton: Statement regarding legal action taken by Jeremy Pemberton “Canon Jeremy Pemberton, the first British clergyman to enter a same sex marriage, has confirmed that he has filed an Equality Act claim in the Employment Tribunal against the Archbishop of York and […]

Press Release: Changing Attitude England writes to the College of Bishops

A week ago the Trustees of Changing Attitude England wrote to every bishop and elected senior woman in advance of the meeting of the College of Bishops from September 15-17 when they will start the process of Shared Conversations on Sexuality, Scripture and Mission. The change in attitude and practice which the shared conversations are designed to […]

Government Ministers’ letter leaves Church of England in no doubt that full inclusion is expected

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Helen Grant MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Equalities have written to Rev Colin Coward, Director of Changing Attitude England, spelling out with clarity why the MBE was awarded in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Sajid Javid and […]

Archbishop of York replies to emails supporting Canon Jeremy Pemberton

The office of the Archbishop of York is sending a pro-forma email response to people who have emailed him about the revocation of Jeremy Pemberton’s PTO: Thank you for your email in response to the Acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham’s decision to revoke the Permission to Officiate of The Revd Jeremy Pemberton, following his […]

Bishop refuses to licence Canon Jeremy Pemberton as health service chaplain following marriage

Laurence Cunnington, Jeremy’s husband, has issued the following request: Please take the time to read this post in full and consider taking the action I suggest. You will all, no doubt, be aware from recent press and internet coverage that Jeremy Pemberton has had his ‘Permission to Officiate’ (PTO) in Southwell & Nottingham Diocese removed […]