Church of England votes in favour of blessing same-sex couples
Church of England is set to bless same-sex couples (Image: Pexels)
Same sex couples will be able to have blessings in the Church of England for the first time.
The special services won’t be formal weddings, but couples can wear rings, have prayers, confetti and a priest blessing.
It comes as a result of a narrow vote at The General Synod – the official ruling body of the Church of England.
The amendment to back blessings of same-sex couples passed by just one vote on Wednesday (15 November).
“We have heard loud and clear”
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Stephen Cottrell, the archbishop of YorkStephen Cottrell, the Archbishop of York – who backed the amendment, released a joint statement.
They said: “We have heard loud and clear, through