Evangelicals push for new bishop after Church in Wales allows pastors to bless gay marriages

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09/30/2021

Evangelicals who hold to traditional Christian teaching on sexuality and marriage are pushing for a new bishop to be appointed in the Church in Wales following the results of the church’s governing body’s early September vote to allow pastors to bless same-sex marriages. The Church in Wales, composed of six Anglican dioceses in the United Kingdom, does not allow clergy to conduct legally binding same-sex marriage ceremonies. However, in a Sept. 6 vote of 28 to 12 in favor with two abstentions, clergy were approved to host blessing ceremonies for same-sex unions in their churches. On Monday, members of the Evangelical Fellowship within the Church in Wales expressed formal disagreement with the vote. In a statement, EFCW addressed the Church in Wales Governing Body, asking for more “clarity and consistency” in the plan to protect and care for dissenting churches and leaders. EFCW is calling for a new bishop, whom it said, can represent those who “hold to an understanding of the doctrine of marriage as only being between a man and a woman.” The fellowship further expressed that it finds that the Governing Body of the Church in Wales “no longer properly represents the convictions of the wider membership of the Church in Wales.”

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