Canada: Marriage canon resolution may be amended with protections for traditionalists, bishops say

Apr 21, 2018 by

by Tani F0lkins, Anglican Journal: A resolution to amend the marriage canon to allow for same-sex marriages may itself be amended to include protections for Anglicans who hold to the traditional view of marriage, said Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. “There is a...

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Nye letter warns about same-sex marriage rites

Apr 20, 2018 by

by Madeleine Davies, Church Times: Changes to the Book of Common Prayer could be a ‘serious blow’. PROPOSALS to incorporate marriage rites used by same-sex couples into the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) of the Episcopal Church in the United States will increase pressure in the Church of England to...

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Private Members’ Motions – Liturgies for same-sex couples

Mar 12, 2018 by

from Thinking Anglicans: The Church of England publishes the texts of motions proposed by individual members of General Synod here: Private Members’ Motions. The page is updated from time to time, most recently two days ago. There has been this one addition since last month’s meeting of General...

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What’s wrong with transgender liturgy?

Feb 16, 2018 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: Last July’s General Synod passed a motion brought by Chris Newlands on behalf of Blackburn Diocese, expressing the Church’s welcome of transgender people and asking the House of Bishops to consider whether they should offer some sort of liturgy to mark the transition of a...

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Synod debates about liturgy open up bigger questions of truth and religious freedom

Feb 6, 2018 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. If the Church of England approves prayers to celebrate and affirm gender transition and / or same sex relationships, does it matter? Some would say it doesn’t, as long as individual parishes are not compelled to use such prayers. Some churches long ago stopped...

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CofE service after same sex marriage?

Oct 20, 2017 by

from Law and Religion UK: Hereford Synod vote of significance to Church of England as a whole On the evening of Thursday 19 October 2017, the Hereford Diocesan Synod passed, by a significant majority, a resolution to request the House of Bishops to initiate the formulation of a discretionary...

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