Statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury following today’s General Synod

..To deal with that disagreement, to find ways forward, we need a radical new Christian inclusion in the Church. This must be founded in scripture, in reason, in tradition, in theology; it must be based on good, healthy, flourishing relationships, and in a proper 21st century understanding of being human and of being sexual.

We need to work together – not just the bishops but the whole Church, not excluding anyone – to move forward with confidence.

The vote today is not the end of the story, nor was it intended to be. As bishops we will think again and go on thinking, and we will seek to do better. We could hardly fail to do so in the light of what was said this afternoon.

The way forward needs to be about love, joy and celebration of our humanity; of our creation in the image of God, of our belonging to Christ – all of us, without exception, without exclusion.”

Read it all


Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, Anglican Provinces, Church of England (CoE), CoE Bishops

One comment on “Statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury following today’s General Synod

  1. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    Deja vu – Having listened to the last 20 minutes of the debate I am sure I heard the Archbishop say exactly the same thing as this statement… BEFORE the vote.

    The bishops’ report is dead: long live the bishops’ report, or so it would seem.