Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, appoints gay, married priest

Apr 14, 2019 by

by Nicholas Hellen, Sunday Times:

An Oxford University college has appointed a gay, married Church of England priest as its chaplain, in a direct challenge to the views of Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Andrew Foreshew-Cain, 55, the first Anglican vicar to marry his gay partner, will lead daily services at Lady Margaret Hall and be responsible for pastoral care, baptisms and funerals.

His appointment coincides with the launch of Equal, a national campaign of which he is a co-founder, which is calling for the church to allow equal marriage ceremonies. At present, same-sex couples cannot marry in church, nor are they allowed to become priests once married.

[…] Foreshew-Cain does not have a licence and therefore is not permitted to lead services outside the college.

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