Key church documents

Michael Cook, Hallowed Art

These documents chart the policies and discussions which affect the position of LGBT members of the Anglican communion.

Civil Partnerships

A pastoral statement from the House of Bishops of the Church of England

The Windsor Report

Read the full report here

Section D: On elections to the episcopate

Section D: On public Rites of Blessing of same sex unions

Lambeth Conference 1978

Lambeth Conference 1978: Resolution 10 Human Relationships and Sexuality

‘Higton’ General Synod Motion November 1987

Higton General Synod Motion plus explanation

Lambeth Conference 1988

Lambeth Conference 1988: Resolution 64 Human rights for those of homosexual orientation

Osborne Report – 1989, published 2012

Piece from the Church Times with a link to the full report as a download at the bottom (8MB)

Lambeth Conference 1998

Lambeth Conference 1998 Resolution 1.10 on Human Sexuality

Some notes on Lambeth 1.10

Lambeth Conference 1998 Human Sexuality Sub-Section report

A Pastoral Statement to Lesbian and Gay Anglicans from some Member Bishops of the Lambeth Conference

Full text here

Gender Recognition Act 2004

A note from the Church of England’s mission and public affairs and legal divisions on the Act.  Download it here.

The Equality Act 2010

A description of the rules and implications of the Equality Act 2010 and how that influences church appointments. Full text here.

(See also Dr Rob Clucas’  commentary on choosing bishops and the Equality Act)

Global South Anglicans

The Kuala Lumpur Statement on Human Sexuality 1997
The statement which kick-started the whole debate 13 years ago.

Continuing Indaba

Continuing Indaba website
This is the official Anglican Communion Listening Process

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