Same-sex/same-gender marriage

Same-sex/same-gender marriage: After a process of discernment, we have been approved by the Archbishop as a parish where same-sex/same-gender marriages may now take place, using the trial liturgy developed by the Episcopal Church of the United States. This permission will remain in place until General Synod 2019, at which time the diocesan policy will be reviewed, dependent upon the outcome of the Synod vote on this issue. We also continue to be authorized to offer the blessing of same-sex/same-gender relationships, for instance in those cases where couples are already civilly married.