Changing Attitude England’s response to Communion, Covenant and our Anglican Future

The Church of England The Church of England is already a church which incorporates the ministry of partnered lesbian and gay lay people, priests and bishops. Hundreds of LGBT people in the ordained ministry, including the episcopate, act in a representative role in apparent contravention of the Church’s teaching. The majority of bishops, priests and […]

Address by the Revd Colin Coward, Director of Changing Attitude, given in Westminster Abbey to Westminster School

On 25th February 1308 the coronation of King Edward II and Queen Isabella took place in this Abbey. Edward was 23 years old, Isabella just 12 years old. Henry Woodlock, Bishop of Winchester crowned them because Robert Winchelsey, Archbishop of Canterbury was out of the country at the time, suspended by the Pope at the […]

Petition to amend the Civil Partnership Act

Changing Attitude England is supporting the petition on the 10 Downing Street web site submitted by Andrew Falconer. The petition seeks to Amend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to allow faith groups to perform civil partnerships within their religious buildings. Currently civil partnerships are not permissible in religious buildings or buildings used primarily for religious […]

Changing Attitude confidently predicts the Anglican Communion will be changed by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

The slow change in church attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people is set to continue and to spread beyond western liberal regimes into Africa and other continents where social taboos and conservative Christian and Moslem attitudes are entrenched. The conservative coalitions in the Anglican Communion will not be able to stem the […]

Peter Ould and Anglican Mainstream denigrate Changing Attitude

The Revd Peter Ould, curate of Christ Church, Ware, has published an item on his blog entitled “Will Gene perform Hocus Pocus?” The article insinuates that Bishop Gene Robinson is going to preside at a Eucharist on Sunday 20th July in Canterbury organised by Changing Attitude and Integrity. The Eucharist begins at 2.30pm and is […]

Changing Attitude attacked in Church of Ireland General Synod speech

Dermot O’Callaghan made a speech to the General Synod of the Church of Ireland which took place in the Radisson SAS Hotel, Galway from Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th May. Dermot has been a Synod member for over thirty years. His report on the Anglican Mainstream web site says that his speech was greeted with […]

Changing Attitude urges GAFCON leaders to repudiate violence

Over the past 36 hours, the Reverend Colin Coward, Director of Changing Attitude England and Davis Mac-Iyalla, Director of Changing Attitude Nigeria, have been subjected to a sustained attack on conservative Anglican web sites. We have been accused of being detestable, liars, inventing stories, undertaking works of the devil, perpetrating a hoax. Some people believe […]

LGBT Anglican leaders threatened with murder and violently attacked in Nigeria and England

Over the Easter weekend 2008, gay leaders of Changing Attitude Nigeria were seriously assaulted. They, and the Director of Changing Attitude England, were also threatened with death because “they are polluting Nigeria with abomination and immorality”. The attacks were reported to the police in Nigeria, Togo and the UK. In an open letter to conservative […]

Holy Irrelevant? The Church and LGBT Affirmation – A sermon preached at Trinity College, Dublin

Nicodemus came to Jesus by night. How is it possible to be born again? asks Nicodemus. LGBT affirmation in the church isn’t irrelevant to me. I am a gay man, a priest in the Church of England and now an activist working for change in the church‘s attitudes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. […]

Can there be 3.75 million lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Anglicans?

Press Release How many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people might there be in the Anglican Communion? Changing Attitude suggests that the total number of LGBT Anglicans world-wide could be at least 3.75 million. The figure is based on the probability that in every country, at least 5% of the population will come to identify […]