New Zealand Anglican Church backs blessing same-sex couples

May 10, 2018 by

By Eno Adeogun, Premier:

The Anglican Church in New Zealand has voted in favour of blessing couples in same-sex relationships.

It means priests will now be able to bless same-sex civil marriages or civil unions. Same-sex marriages, however, are still not permitted to be conducted in churches.

The decision is likely to spark tension among Anglicans.

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Read also: Yes to blessings from Anglican Taonga


Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans New Zealand responds to General Synod decision to bless same sex relationships

  • Two members of FCANZ immediately resign from General Synod
  • Group accuses NZ Synod of “leaving behind biblical authority, apostolic tradition”.
  • FCANZ promises to “support people and parishes that cannot remain within this changed Anglican structure”, and looks “towards new ways and structures of ministering the unchanging good news of Jesus.”

Read statement here


See also: Gafcon UK offers support to FCA New Zealand after same sex blessings vote, From Gafcon UK

New Zealand walks apart: Anglican Unscripted

Meanwhile: Church of Ireland stance on same sex marriage ‘unchanged’, by Brett Campbell, Belfast Telegraph



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