Tag: Civil Marriage

Same-Sex Marriage and Clergy

Here’s the big unanswered question for the House of Bishops – will they permit clergy to enter same-sex marriages? As was pointed out in a comment on yesterday’s post, the new law seems to suggest that the Church of England can if

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The Letter in the Times – A Bit of a Damp Squib

Really, are we all getting excited over this? Sir, A number of recent statements by church leaders past and present may have given the mistaken impression that the Church is universally opposed to the extension of civil marriage to same-sex

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The Thirsty Gargoyle tears the Consultation Apart

An excellent preliminary analysis of the Government’s Consultation. A Couple of Oft-Misunderstood Points In reading it, it’s crucial to remember two things. Weddings and marriages are not the same thing. A wedding — otherwise referred to as a marriage ceremony

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The Government Consultation

Do you know what is most disappointing about the Government consultation on Gender Neutral Marriage? The lack of any actual consultation. The online form is full of “Yes / No” questions which cry out for a chance for the responder

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Richard Coles on Gay Marriage

The Reverend Richard Coles (who we interviewed over at the Twurch last year) has written an opinion piece for the Independent responding to Cardinal O’Brien’s “rant” (come on, let’s be honest folks) in the Telegraph on Sunday. It’s an interesting

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More on SMitF and Same-Sex Blessings

On Wednesday I highlighted a blog post from Changing Attitude that claimed that same-sex blessings have taken place at St Martin in the Fields. They happen in many churches in the Diocese of London including St Martin in the Fields

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