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Opposing bishops embrace after Archbishop Justin Welby’s apology leads to agreement

A passionate debate at ACC-17 about sexuality ended with opposing bishops embracing while members sang “Bless the Lord, my soul”.

10 May 2019

British law maker withdraws attempt to remove clergy exemption on same-sex marriages

The UK Parliament has debated a proposal to remove an exemption for clergy on same sex marriages in England and Wales.

01 February 2019

Albany bishop William Love appeals against Presiding Bishop’s restriction of ministry

Bishop William Love of the Diocese of Albany, has told his diocese that he will appeal against a temporary restriction placed on his ministry.

14 January 2019

US bishop faces “partial restriction on ministry” over same-sex marriage stance

Bishop William Love has had a partial restriction placed on his ministry over his refusal to permit same sex marriages in his diocese.

11 January 2019

Albany bishop says “no” to same-sex marriage rites despite General Convention resolution

The US-based Episcopal Church’s Bishop of Albany rejects a General Convention resolution permitting same-sex marriage in churches.

14 November 2018

New Zealand Church leaders rejects Sydney proposal for overlapping Anglican jurisdiction

Proposal by the Archbishop of Sydney for an overlapping Anglican diocese in New Zealand has been rejected by the Provinces archbishops.

13 November 2018

Welsh bishops to explore “formal provision” for same-sex couples

The Bishops of the Church in Wales will explore formal provision for same-sex couples in church after a debate in its Governing Body.

13 September 2018

Negotiations begin for “amicable separation” following same-sex relationships vote

Talks have begun to reach an amicable separation between members of four conservative evangelical churches and Christchurch Diocese. 

06 July 2018

Brazil’s Anglican Church changes its canons to permit same-sex marriage

The General Synod of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil has approved changes to its canons to permit same-sex marriages in churches.

04 June 2018

Australian and Irish bishops issue separate statements on same-sex relationships

Australian bishops respond to legalisation of same-sex marriage; Irish bishops say there is “little appetite” for more discussions on sexuality.

15 May 2018