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 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 …

Equal Marriage – the key to the (quadruple) lock

by Savi Hensman Savitri Hensman was born in Sri Lanka and lives in London. She is a writer and activist working in the voluntary sector. She is an associate of Ekklesia and has published a number of articles; her book Sexuality, Struggle and Saintliness: Same-Sex Love and the Church was published in 2015. “Although same-sex marriage …