Church of England: Faith and Order commission declines to define a “woman”

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Mr Adam Kendry (Armed Forces) to ask the Chair of the Faith and Order Commission:

Q103 What is the Church of England’s definition of a woman?

The Bishop in Europe to reply as Chair of the Faith and Order Commission:

A There is no official definition, which reflects the fact that until fairly recently definitions of this kind were thought to be self-evident, as reflected in the marriage liturgy. The LLF project however has begun to explore the complexities associated with gender identity and points to the need for additional care and thought to be given in understanding our commonalities and differences as people made in the image of God.