Church in Wales apologises and publishes prayers

LGBTI Mission has noted the pastoral letter and the authorised prayers published by the bishops of the Church in Wales, which are linked from this press release:
Same-sex marriage statement

The texts are also available here.

While we realise this has caused disappointment to many in Wales who hoped for more, we see it as a hopeful sign for the Church of England that the Welsh bishops have written directly to LGBT Christians to apologise to them. We also think that the prayers which have been authorised, imperfect though they may be, constitute a positive development.

We hope our leaders in the Church of England will take careful note of what the Welsh bishops have done, and regard this as an encouragement to take similar steps forward, following the completion of the Shared Conversations programme in July.


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