Gay priest and partner make Church in Wales history with ‘rejoiceful’ same-sex blessing
A priest and his partner have become the first same-sex couple to receive a Church in Wales blessing.
Father Lee Taylor, 44, and his partner Fabiano Da Silva Duarte, 45, received a blessing from the Church in Wales on Saturday (13 November).
Father Lee said the service at St Collen’s Church in Llangollen, where he is priest-in-charge, was “a great day of celebration”.
He told PinkNews: “It was very important and exciting to have reached this next step in our journey together.
“We both felt that it was not only a day of rejoicing for us, but for many other same-sex couples of faith across Wales.”
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The couple, who entered a civil partnership in 2008, were blessed by the Bishop of St Asaph, the Right Reverend Gregory