Church in Wales has given C of E a “gospel-inspired lead”

In its latest issue (10 September 2021) the Church Times reports the Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, as saying the vote to enable same-sex civil partnerships and marriages to be blessed in the Church in Wales is a “creative and gospel-inspired lead” for the Church of England.

“I am heartened and encouraged by this vote and by the conversations that led up to it,” he said on Tuesday. “The Church in Wales has looked seriously at its missional context and has chosen to affirm love, in the spirit of the unchanging God of love whom we know in Jesus. I trust that my own Church will follow this creative and gospel-inspired lead, and I hope that this will happen soon.”

The report goes on to quote extensively from Charlie Bell’s excellent article on this website about the Church in Wales’ decision, entitled ‘A fly on the wall‘. Thank you, CT!

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