Statement from the Bishops of the Society under the patronage of Saint Wilfrid and Saint Hilda on the LLF process


St Patrick’s Day, 2023

We met recently and discussed a wide range of topics. This included receiving updates on mission initiatives and undertaking work on our plans for the future.

On the Church of England’s Living in Love and Faith process, we intend to issue a further statement in the coming months, in line with the timetable outlined for the July 2023 session of General Synod. In the meantime, we wholly endorse the contents of the attached paper on the Church of England’s doctrine of marriage, which – among others – the Bishops of Chichester and of Fulham have signed.

+ TONY WAKEFIELD The Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield,Chairman of The Society’s Council of Bishops
+STEPHEN BEVERLEYThe Rt Revd Stephen Race, Bishop of Beverley
+ PHILIP BURNLEYThe Rt Revd Philip North, Bishop of Burnley
+ MARTIN CICESTRThe Rt Revd Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester
+ JONATHAN FULHAMThe Rt Revd Jonathan Baker, Bishop of Fulham
+ WILLIAM LEWESThe Rt Revd Will Hazlewood, Bishop of Lewes 
+ PAUL OSWESTRIAThe Rt Revd Paul Thomas, Bishop of Oswestry
+ NORMAN RICHBOROUGH The Rt Revd Norman Banks, Bishop of Richborough

Paper on the Church of England’s Doctrine of Marriage