Second complaint over ‘abusive and derogatory’ comments against gay cleric as pressure builds on Church in Wales

Mar 31, 2017 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: A second complaint has been lodged as pressure builds over alleged homophobia by the Church in Wales after a senior gay cleric was blocked from being appointed a bishop. Jeffrey John, currently Dean of St Albans cathedral, won more than half the votes in the...

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Electing the Bishop of Llandaff: Propriety and Privacy

Mar 30, 2017 by

by Philip Jones, Ecclesiastical  Law: The informative Thinking Anglicans website has drawn attention to a potential legal dispute concerning the election of the new Bishop of Llandaff, in the Church in Wales. Legal objections to the election of bishops are raised from time to time, of course...

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Bishop steps down after speaking of campaign forcing him to quit

Mar 25, 2017 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: The assistant Bishop of Llandaff is resigning after speaking of a sustained campaign forcing him to quit. David Wilbourne, a strong supporter of gay cleric Jeffrey John, will step down on Easter Sunday after ‘considerable and increasing pressure to...

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Church in Wales being hounded to appoint Jeffrey John the next Bishop of Llandaff

Mar 22, 2017 by

from Archbishop Cranmer: The Church in Wales is the Anglican Church in Wales, and it is disestablished. It’s appointments procedure is therefore an entirely internal matter, at some arms’ length from the kingdom of politics. Notwithstanding this, a whole odium of politicians has written to the...

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Welsh MPs write to the Bishops of the Church in Wales

Mar 22, 2017 by

from Thinking Anglicans: The following letter has been sent to the Bishops by Members of Parliament from South Wales constituencies. Dear Bishops Election of a Bishop of Llandaff It is with some reluctance and regret that we find ourselves needing to place our concerns relating to recent events...

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(Updated) Gay cleric Jeffrey John speaks out: My homosexuality was the only reason I was blocked as Bishop of Llandaff

Mar 20, 2017 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: A prominent gay cleric’s homosexuality was the only reason he was blocked from becoming a bishop, he has claimed. Canon Jeffrey John was favourite to be Bishop of Llandaff but was subject to ‘a number of homophobic remarks’ during the appointment...

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