Statement by the Dean of York on Saturday’s Gay Pride rally blessing

Statement on the blessing of York’s gay pride march that begins at York Minister on Saturday, 20 June 2015.

Statement given by the Very Rev. Vivienne Faull in response to questions about the blessing of York’s gay pride march that begins at York Minister on Saturday, 20 June 2015.

“As in previous years, York Pride will begin its parade from outside the West End of York Minster and for the second year running we are joining other groups in the City of York in showing our support for a section of the community that frequently experiences discrimination and hostility. 

“York Minster’s invitation to everyone to discover God’s love through our welcome, worship, learning and work is extended to the entire community both inside and outside of the Minster.  The Church of England is actively encouraging conversations around human sexuality and it is better to have those conversations with friends.”

 

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