A response to the conservative evangelical Covenant

On Tuesday December 12th 2006 a small group from Reform, Anglican Mainstream and other conservative evangelical groups met with the Archbishop of Canterbury and presented ‘A Covenant for the Church of England‘. Changing Attitude interprets the Covenant as a further step in the attempt by certain Anglican groups to exclude lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender […]

Changing Attitude welcomes Bishop Gene Robinson to the UK for our tenth anniversary celebration

Changing Attitude is proud and delighted to welcome the Bishop of New Hampshire, the Rt Revd V Gene Robinson, to the UK. Bishop Gene will deliver an address following services at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, and St Elisabeth, Reddish, Stockport. Changing Attitude’s 10th anniversary  provides an opportunity for British Christians to meet and hear Bishop Robinson […]

The Anglican Communion Office Facilitator for the Listening Process on Human Sexuality

The Anglican Communion Office has placed an advertisement for a Facilitator for the Listening Process on Human Sexuality in the Church Times and Church of England Newspaper. The post is being created in response to the Lambeth Conference Resolution 1.10 taken in 1998 and is to be based at the Anglican Communion Office, St Andrew’s […]

The Bishop of Worcester dissociates himself from bishops’ statement on civil partnerships

Dr Peter Selby – full article in Church Times The Bishop of Worcester, Dr Peter Selby, a patron of Changing Attitude, has written an article for the Church Times (19 August) dissociating himself from the House of Bishops over its statement on the Civil Partnerships Act. Changing Attitude knows from conversations with over 15 bishops […]

A Statement on the Church of England’s response to Civil Partnerships

by The Most Revd. Peter J. Akinola, CON, DD By the Primate of All Nigeria I read with utter dismay the pastoral statement recently issued by the Church of England House of Bishops with regard to the Civil Partnership Act scheduled to come into force on 5 December 2005. While I was pleased to note […]

Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola says C of E should be suspended for backing Civil Partnerships

An article written by Alex Delmar-Morgan for the Sunday Times but not printed in full in the print edition reported that Archbishop Peter Akinola has said the Church of England should face disciplinary action and called for its temporary suspension from the Anglican Consultative Council. This is a reaction to the publication on Monday 25 […]

The House of Bishops Pastoral Statement on Civil Partnerships – the challenge to the Church

To the Church The Statement challenges the Church to grow up to be honest about the nature of human sexual relationships, heterosexual and homosexual to be honest about God’s creation and God’s intention for sexual relationships – gender is irrelevant to God. Love, fidelity, maturity, intimacy, self-giving, honesty and truthfulness are desired and honoured by […]

Civil Partnerships – A pastoral statement from the House of Bishops of the Church of England

On 5 December 2005 the Civil Partnership Act comes into force. It will for the first time enable two people of the same sex to acquire a new legal status by registering a civil partnership with each other. The House of Bishops has prepared this statement to help the Church as it addresses the pastoral […]