House of Bishops

  • 23 Jun 2014

    A Church of England bishop has severely disciplined a priest for marrying his same-sex partner, while a gay vicar in another diocese has also got married.

  • 24 Feb 2014

    In an open letter, the LGBTI Anglican Coalition has asked the Church of England’s House of Bishops some searching questions regarding Pastoral Guidance on Same Sex Marriage. Criticism of the bishops’ guidance, which ruled out clergy being married same-sex partners and services of blessing, has been widespread.

  • 17 Feb 2014

    The tone of the Church of England's House of Bishop's 'Pastoral Guidance on Same Sex Marriage' is cold and legalistic, says Savi Hensman. She argues that it is in contrast to the more welcoming attitude of General Synod and that putting it into practice may prove harder than anticipated.

  • 17 Feb 2014

    The tone of the Church of England's House of Bishop's 'Pastoral Guidance on Same Sex Marriage' is cold and legalistic, says Savi Hensman. She argues that it is in contrast to the more welcoming attitude of General Synod and that putting it into practice may prove harder than anticipated.

  • 17 Feb 2014

    Same-sex marriage will be made legal in England and Wales in March. However, Church of England bishops have issued guidance widely condemned as harsh and unjust.

  • 5 Jan 2013

    The Church of England issued a statement on 4 January confirming gay priests can be appointed bishops if they live in accordance with the Church's teaching on sexuality.

  • 21 Nov 2012

    Pressure is growing on the Church of England's leaders to act positively after yesterday's painfully narrow vote failing to approve women bishops.

  • 16 Dec 2006

    In a move which is being interpreted by some as part of a conscious effort to pre-empt decisions about a global Anglican covenant promoted by Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, the Anglican Church in Tanzania has said it will no longer knowingly accept money from dioceses, parishes, bishops, and individuals that "condone homosexual practice or bless same-sex unions", a statement from its House of Bishops has declared.