The Church in Wales: first blessing of same-sex couple

In September 2021 the Church in Wales voted to allow blessings in church of couples in a same-sex marriage or civil partnership (see https://cofe-equal-marriage.org.uk/church-in-wales-blesses-ssm/). Now the first such couple has received a blessing, as reported by the BBC in this excellent news article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-59269916. They are Fr Lee Taylor, priest-in-charge at St Collen’s Church, Llangollen, …

The Church in Wales blesses same-sex marriages and civil partnerships

On Monday 6 September the Governing Body of the Church in Wales voted, after a passionate and moving debate, to allow the blessing of same-sex marriages and civil partnerships in its churches, and authorised a liturgy to be used in these services. The required two-thirds majority was achieved in all three Houses, Laity, Clergy and …