SEC model for same-sex marriage for Church of Ireland?

Speaking at the Diocesan Synod in Cork on Saturday 10th June 2010, The Rt Rev Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, suggested that ‘”it may well be the Scottish approach represents a way forward for us too that recognizes all integrities.” “It is worth considering in our debate here Ireland”. The Diocesan Press Release is reproduced below.  Continue reading

Primus’s statement on SEC Synod vote on same-sex marriage

After the statement by the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion on the vote by the Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church on same-sex marriage, the Primus, the Most Revd David Chillingworth, has issued the following response:

“The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion has issued a statement commenting on Thursday’s decision by the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church to amend its Canons to permit same-sex marriage. The statement recognises that the Provinces of the Anglican Communion can each take these decisions within their own life. But I think it is important that I should comment on some other aspects of what the statement says and their implications for the continuing life of the Anglican Communion. Continue reading

SEC approval of same-sex marriage; reaction in Anglican churches

Results of vote approving same-sex marriage; reactions of GAFCON, Anglican Communion and Church of England

This afternoon, the Scottish Episcopal Church discussed the final reading of a proposed alteration to the Church’s Canon on Marriage which would remove the doctrinal clause which states that marriage is between a man and a woman. At shortly later than the expected time, the results of the voting on the first two substantive motions for a second reading were announced. Continue reading

Changing marriage doctrine in the SEC – voting procedures

On the afternoon of Thursday 8th June, the Scottish Episcopal Church will vote on a number of motions relating to the proposed changes in the Church’s doctrine of marriage, as discussed in an earlier post. Below we have reproduced the sections from the document 2017 General Synod which concern the voting procedures and the opinions from the dioceses.  Continue reading

Church to vote on changing marriage doctrine

Scottish Episcopal Church to vote on doctrine of marriage

The Scottish Episcopal Church has issued the following Press Release relating to its 2017 General Synod which will take place in Edinburgh on 8-10 June. The first key item of business on the agenda is the final reading of a proposed alteration to the Church’s Canon on Marriage which would remove the doctrinal clause which states that marriage is between a man and a woman.  Continue reading