Same-sex prayers and marriage: latest Love and Faith proposals considered by the Bishops

May 18, 2024 by

by Francis Martin, Church Times:

THE House of Bishops discussed the next steps in the Living in Love and Faith (LLF) process on Thursday. They considered proposals on stand-alone services of blessing for same-sex couples, and the removal of restrictions that currently prevent clergy from marrying someone of the same sex.

In a briefing document marked confidential, but which has been seen by the Church Times, the Bishops were told that an “emerging proposal” was to proceed with stand-alone services of blessing for same-sex couples without necessarily pursuing full synodical authorisation.

The document, written by the LLF programme director, Nick Shepherd, and the programme manager, Georgie Morgan, summarises the conclusions that emerged from a recent residential meeting of the three LLF working groups (News, 8 May).

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