Lesbian priest couple among first same-sex partnerships to be blessed in the Church of England

Graham Robson December 19, 2023

A lesbian priest couple – Catherine Bond and Jane Pearce – were among the first same-sex partnerships to be blessed in the Church of England¬†on Sunday, December 17. Catherine and Jane held hands as they were blessed at St John the Baptist church in Felixstowe, Suffolk in a service which followed the General Synod voting […]

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Church of England bishops apologise to LGBTQ+ people for the rejection and hostility they have faced

Graham Robson January 21, 2023

The apology comes days after the Church of England set out proposals developed by the bishops that showed it would refuse to allow same-sex couples to get married in its churches but said priests could bless them in church.

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Bishop of Blackburn threatens to quit over LGBTQ+ rights

Rachel Badham November 26, 2020

Julian Tudor Henderson, the bishop of Blackburn and one of 42 serving bishops in the Church of England, has threatened to quit his position if the establishment continues to progress towards LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and teachings.

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