A Church Times article on Archbishop Welby’s presidential address to Synod

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Archbishop of Canterbury has used his first presidential address to the General Synod to call on the Church to recognise that the "cultural and political ground" in Britain is "changing", and to "accept that there is a revolution in the area of sexuality, and we have not fully heard it".

Speaking on the first day of the Synod meeting in York, on Friday evening, Archbishop Welby said that he was "not proposing new policy", but spoke of the "notable hostility" to the Church's current position.

"Anyone who listened, as I did, to much of the Same-sex Marriage Bill second reading debate in the House of Lords could not fail to be struck by the overwhelming change of cultural hinterland; predictable attitudes were no longer there," he said.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalArchbishop of Canterbury --Justin WelbyAnglican ProvincesChurch of England (CoE)* Culture-WatchReligion & CultureSexuality* International News & CommentaryEngland / UK

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