A pastoral letter regarding the proposals from the House of Bishops following the Living in Love and Faith report
20 January 2023
Bishop Graham, Bishop Alan and Bishop Jane have together written a letter to all clergy and licenced lay ministers regarding the proposals.
Read the letter here: Pastoral letter from the Bishops of Diocese of Norwich
The Church of England press release regarding the proposals is here: Draft prayers of thanksgiving, dedication and for God’s blessing for same-sex couples published | The Church of England
If you would like to know more about the Living in Love and Faith initiative, you can find plenty of resources available to read through, or watch here: Living in Love and Faith | The Church of England
To read the draft prayers of thanksgiving, dedication and for God’s blessing for same sex couples, please go here: Draft Prayers
Bishop Graham, Bishop Alan and Bishop Jane voted in favour of these documents which received almost unanimous support from across the theological spectrum of bishops. The draft prayers will go forward to General Synod in February.
Do read their pastoral letter above, and please continue to pray for our Bishops, clergy, laity, staff officers and all of the wonderful church volunteers and members across the Diocese of Norwich during this time.