What does the newly elected Church of England General Synod mean for conservatives?

Oct 19, 2021 by

by Julian Mann,  Christian Today:

Church of England conservatives on marriage and sexual ethics have held their ground in this month’s elections to the General Synod but have not made significant gains.

Peter Owen, co-creator of the Thinking Anglicans website, has published the list of newly-elected members for the 2021-2026 term of the CofE’s legislative body.

It is likely that following the Church in Wales vote to allow services of blessing for same-sex couples a similar proposal will go before the new Synod within the next two years.

Sheffield Diocese is an example where theological conservatives have held their electoral ground. On the 200-member House of Laity, Elizabeth Paver – an Anglo-Catholic traditionalist who did not stand for re-election – has been replaced by Anna De Castro.

De Castro is part of the group from the conservative evangelical Christ Church Fulwood which recently joined Oughtibridge Parish Church. She joins Fulwood conservative evangelical, Jane Patterson, who has been re-elected.

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