Negotiations begin for ‘amicable separation’ following same-sex relationships vote

Posted Jul 6, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] Talks have begun to try to reach an amicable separation between members of four conservative evangelical churches and the Diocese of Christchurch. The congregations of the four churches voted by large majorities to disaffiliate following the decision in May by the General Synod of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia to permit churches in New Zealand to bless same sex marriages. Archbishop Philip Richardson, one of the Primates of the ANZP, has now met with senior diocesan staff and archdeacons and the vicars and wardens of the four parishes to discuss how their members could disaffiliate “in a respectful manner while maintaining good communication and leaving doors open.”

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  1. John Hobart says:

    Disaffiiliation without acrimony and rancor on both sides just doesn’t sound very Anglican.

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