Changing Attitude Sussex at Brighton Pride

Christians atending the 2013 Brighton Pride service at St John the Evangelist, Preston

Dr Keith Sharpe, Chair of Changing Attitude Sussex, reports on Brighton Pride Brighton Pride 2013 last Saturday was a great day.  Beautiful weather and a huge turnout.  The parade went off well and the Service of Welcome at which the Bishop of Chichester, Martin Warner, preached was well attended.  The Bishop spoke with passion about the […]

CA Sussex holds gay marriage debate in Brighton

On Friday 21st June approximately 200 people turned out to participate in a debate on gay marriage at St Mary’s Church in St James Street Brighton.  The event was organised by Changing Attitude Sussex. The principal speaker in favour of Same Sex Marriage was Simon Kirby, Member of Parliament for the constituency of Brighton Kemptown  […]

Overcoming systemic abuse and inequality with healthy, holy, creative Christian patterns and values

Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham, has asked a “systemic question” on Facebook this morning in the context of the news that Peter Ball, former bishop of Lewes and Gloucester, has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse. Bishop Alan wonders what contribution Reactionary Sexist Culture and Inequality expressing itself in a hierarchy that took itself […]

The tyranny of the small ‘g’ god and the need for radical Christian reform

The Bishop of Bradford, Nick Baines, has blogged about ‘the disaster that is Chichester’, noting that the report rightly makes recommendations for the whole Church of England. Nick says the significant point about the Chichester report is the recognition that the safeguarding failures are largely the result of institutional incoherence, a failure of leadership and […]

Bishops in Lewes, Diocese of Chichester and Mombasa, Kenya, unwittingly reveal the drama of changing attitudes towards LGBTI people in the Anglican Communion

Eddie Mair interviewed the Revds David Page and Howard Norton for iPM on BBC R4 this evening. They were interviewed about the Clergy Discipline Measure procedure take against David by Bishop Wallace Benn following David’s honesty in applying for a PTO 5 years after Wallace had refused David a PTO because David wouldn’t answer questions […]

Drama on Radio 5 Live Winchelsea interview with Gerry O’Brien and Bishop Stephen Lowe following David Page

An interview with Revd David Page was broadcast on the Stephen Nolan programme on Radio 5 Live on Sunday evening, at 11.45, 1 hour 45 minutes into the programme. Stephen Nolan quizzed David at length about his original interview with Bishop Wallace Benn, his involvement with the parish in Winchelsea, his attitude towards Church of […]

Winchelsea and the Clergy Discipline Measure investigation of Bishop Wallace Benn

The Bishop of Lewes, Wallace Benn

The BBC has now published a report about David Page, Fr Howard Cocks and David’s lack of a PTO although he has been preaching and taking services at St Thomas the Martyr in Winchelsea, as reported on Wednesday by Changing Attitude. The Diocese of Chichester said that Mr Page had been ministering even though he […]

Wallace Benn and Winchelsea – there are more questions to answer

Bishop Wallace Benn may have unwittingly started a process which will lead to the dismantling of the Church of England’s policy towards LGB&T people. Last week the Diocesan legal officer issued formal notification to David Page and Fr Howard Cocks that a complaint has been laid against them by the Archdeacon under the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003. […]

Bishop Wallace Benn’s anti-gay prejudice trumps his failure to prevent abuse in Chichester Diocese

Correspondence: + Lewes to Rev David Page Rev David Page to + Lewes   The soon-to-arrive new Bishop of Chichester has some fine messes to clear up on arrival, in a diocese with a higher than average number of gay clergy and gay-friendly congregations presided over in part by a homophobic bishop. In 2008 the […]

Changing Attitude Sussex given £2000 grant by Church of England

PRESS RELEASE 16TH SEPTEMBER 2011 Changing Attitude Sussex, which campaigns for full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Anglican Church, was today awarded a grant of £2000 by the Church and Community Fund (CCF) of the Archbishops’ Council.  The bid was backed by the Bishop of Chichester, Dr John Hind.  The CCF […]