Lichfield diocese seeks to welcome LGBT+ people

This announcement was made on 15 May.  We failed to report it here at the time. Apologies.

The four bishops of the Diocese of Lichfield have issued an ad clerum letter on this subject.

Here is the press release:

Welcoming and honouring LGBT+ people

The bishops of Lichfield Diocese are calling for a Church where LGBT+ people feel welcomed and honoured.

In a letter sent to all clergy and lay ministers in the diocese, the Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave; the Bishop of Stafford, the Rt Revd Geoff Annas; the Bishop of Wolverhampton, the Rt Revd Clive Gregory; and the Bishop of Shrewsbury, the Rt Revd Mark Rylands, emphasise that “everyone has a place at the table.”

The letter updates clergy on discussions underway in the national Church on the ‘radical Christian inclusion’ called for by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and draws attention to the work being done on a major new Teaching Document…

Here is the full text of the letter: To all clergy and licensed lay ministers in the Diocese of Lichfield.  Do read the entire letter.

There was also an earlier press release: ‘Safe Space’ for LGBT Christians.

At the time, OneBodyOneFaith issued a statement: OneBody welcomes letter from Lichfield bishops.


2 thoughts on “Lichfield diocese seeks to welcome LGBT+ people

  1. It’s worrying that One of the Bishops who signed the Lichfield letter in May, has now signed the CEEC bishops letter. Has he changed his mind?


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