Diocese of Toronto | Anglican Church of Canada

Same-Sex Marriages Continue at St. James Cathedral

This past week at General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, a proposed amendment to the marriage canon to endorse same-sex marriage did not pass. Ratification of the amendment would have required a 2/3 vote in favour by each of the three houses: Laity, Clergy and Bishops. Laity voted 81% in favour and Clergy 73%, but the Bishops vote of 62% defeated the motion.

The House of Bishops has consented to each diocese making its own determination about same-sex marriage as the Church continues to pray and discern.

Bishop Andrew Asbil has officially stated that same-sex marriages will continue to be performed in the Diocese of Toronto in affirming churches. As such, the Cathedral will continue to offer the sacrament of marriage for same-sex couples.

Posted on: July 18th, 2019 by St James Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of St James

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