Church in Wales’ newest vicar on the church and being transgender

Dec 2, 2018 by

By Abbie Wightwick, Wales Online: Sarah knew from childhood she was different and hopes people hearing her story will understand the church is diverse. The new vicar of Cardiff’s city centre parish St John The Baptist has ambitious plans to make it more open to the whole community. After six weeks in Cardiff, the city’s newest vicar says she loves her inner-city parish but there is lots of work to do with issues such as homelessness and drug addiction literally staring her in the face on the...

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Bishop Andy Lines responds after Welsh Anglican Evangelicals reject Bishops’ proposals

Sep 28, 2018 by

from Gafcon UK: Gafcon UK welcomes the recent statement by the Evangelical Fellowship of the Church in Wales, which gives a pastorally sensitive and doctrinally clear summary of the biblically orthodox position on the issue of same sex relationships. EFCW is absolutely correct to warn of the serious implications of the Welsh Bishops’ plan to push ahead with sanctioning services of blessing for same sex relationships. Such a move rejects the unambiguous teaching of the bible on God’s guidelines...

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Welsh Anglican Evangelicals reject Bishops’ proposals

Sep 27, 2018 by

The Evangelical Fellowship of the Church in Wales: A Statement following the discussion at Governing Body on “Formal Measures” for Same-Sex Couples EFCW recognises that churches have often failed in their pastoral care of people with same-sex attraction. We recognise that the way we have spoken about this issue has at times been unloving and judgemental, and that this has caused personal hurt and left people feeling unable to be honest about their sexuality. We repent of these failures, and...

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Suum ius cuique, or why the Welsh Bishops are calling evil good.

Sep 14, 2018 by

by Martin Barrett Davie, Reflections of an Anglican Theologian: ‘Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.’ (Isaiah 5:20) These words were addressed by the prophet Isaiah to the people of Judah as part of his warning of forthcoming divine judgement. They warn that God will judge those who seek to justify sin by arguing that it is not really sinful at all because good is evil and evil is...

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Gay marriage in Welsh churches? Welsh bishops say it is ‘unjust’ not to provide for same-sex couples

Sep 13, 2018 by

by David Williamson, Walesonline: The Bishops of the Church in Wales say it is “unsustainable and unjust” not to make formal provisions for people who are in committed same-gender relationships. Members of the church’s governing body will today vote in a private ballot to say whether or not they agree that new arrangements are needed. This could pave the way for future legislation to open the door to gay marriage in the Church in Wales. Last year Scottish Anglicans voted to allow gay couples...

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Church in Wales bench of bishops in renewed push for same sex marriage

Sep 4, 2018 by

from Ancient Briton: In biblical times priestesses were associated with pagan temples and fertility rites. They and their sympathizers are now calling the tune in many churches, especially in Western Anglicanism. Joining the homosexual obsessed bench of bishops which is hell bent on reflecting society rather than preaching the Gospel, the first woman bishop in the Church in Wales lost no time in identifying with LGBT campaigners. She was quickly followed by the second woman bishop who likewise...

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