The Independent London Newspaper
21st October 2014

Letters

LETTERS: Same-sex weddings with our blessing

    Published: 27 March 2014

    • THIS week, and for the first time, gay and lesbian couples will be celebrating their wedding day in many venues across Camden.

    Some will have waited many years for this moment to celebrate the love that they have found in each other; and for all there will have been opposition and struggle at times. Their wedding day will be a time of joy and happiness as they make vows, declare their love, and rejoice with family and friends.

    As members of the clergy of the Church of England in Camden we want to offer our congratulations to them and their families and friends and our very best wishes to them for many happy years of married life together.

    Marriage brings strength to both partners in good times and in bad, so that they may find strength, companionship and comfort and grow to maturity in love. Marriage is a way of life that is holy and is a sign of unity and fidelity which all should uphold and honour. In the marriage service of the Church we begin the service with these words: “God is love, and those who live in love live in God and God lives in them” 1 John 4:16 – we pray for all those who are marrying this year – that they may find rich comfort and blessing in each other for the whole of their life together.

    REV MARJORY BROWN
    St Mary’s, Primrose Hill
    REV ANDREW CAIN
    St Mary’s, Kilburn & St James West Hampstead
    REV CHRIS CAWSE
    Holy Cross, Cromer Street
    REV ANNETTE FRITZ-SHANKS
    Emmanuel, West Hampstead
    REV BOB HANSON retired
    REV JENNIE HOGAN
    Chaplain, Goodenough House, WC1
    REV ROSS HUTCHISON
    St Mary’s, Kilburn & St James, West Hampstead
    REV DAVID JOHN
    St Cuthbert’s, West Hampstead
    REV JONATHAN KESTER
    Emmanuel, West Hampstead
    REV PAUL NICOLSON
    St Saviour’s, Eton Road & St Peter’s, Belsize
    REV DAVID PEEBLES
    St George’s, Bloomsbury
    REV DAVID RUSHTON
    Chaplain, Royal Free Hospital
    REV ANNE STEVENS
    New St Pancras, Euston Road
    REV PIPPA TURNER
    Chaplain, Royal Veterinary College
    REV MARK WAKEFIELD
    St Mary’s, Primrose Hill
    REV ALYSOUN WHITTON
    Emmanuel, West Hampstead
    REV CLAIRE WILSON retired

     

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