Church of England clergy call for General Synod to allow civil partnerships in their churches
The Daily Mail reports that nearly 100 clergy have joined a rebellion over a Church of England ban on civil partnership ceremonies.
The letter the clergy signed reads:
We, the undersigned, believe that on the issue of holding civil partnership ceremonies in Church of England churches incumbents / priests in charge should be accorded the same rights as they enjoy at present in the matter of officiating at the marriage of divorced couples in church. Namely, that this should be a matter for the individual conscience of the incumbent / priest in charge.
We would respectfully request that our views in this regard are fully represented in Synod.
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