The Bishop of Chelmsford

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  • Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill - Committee 1 Feb 2019

    I was pleased to hear how it was being put forward; that is certainly not how those in the legal department of the Church of England have read it. I do not feel legally qualified to make further comment, but it is clearly a concern within the Church, and I think I am right to say that it would be a concern even for those who would like change, because it would introduce compulsion. That would...
  • Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill - Committee 1 Feb 2019

    My Lords, I will first make it clear, lest it be misunderstood, that the Church of England seeks to welcome all people, including LGBTI+ people, including those in civil partnerships and same-sex marriages. The reason we are having this discussion is that there are questions about how this welcome can be expressed, but I deeply regret a situation where anyone, because of their sexuality,...
  • Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill - Committee 1 Feb 2019

    I had sat down, but if I may, I shall respond briefly. I think the noble Lord’s question goes rather beyond what is proposed here, but I want him to know that the Church of England works closely with Stonewall to address many of the issues he identified, which I am aware of and very much hope that the Church of England will address. However, I stand by what I said: I do not believe that...

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Entered the House of Lords on 25 March 2014

Currently held offices

  • Member, Communications Committee (since 8 Jun 2015)

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