In Canada Status of Stirling rector remains uncertain

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The congregation of St. John the Evangelist Church here remains in the dark about the future of its rector, more than six months since he was disciplined by the Anglican Church.

Rev. Michael Bury's licence to perform marriages was suspended after he married a same-sex couple last August.

While details of the offending ceremony haven't been released by the church and local church officials declined to comment on the issue, Bury was disciplined by the diocese of Ontario for marrying the same-sex couple.

This occurred after diocesan Bishop George Bruce warned all clergy that disciplinary action would be taken for any clergy member conducting same-sex blessings or same-sex weddings.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalAnglican ProvincesAnglican Church of CanadaSexuality Debate (in Anglican Communion)Same-sex blessings

Posted January 28, 2008 at 9:44 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Toral1 wrote:

Mr Bury needs to reposition and rebrand himself.  He ought to solicit e-mails and letters from SSB supporters calling him a prophet and a hero. Then he can say, like Niagara Dean Peter Wall,

“Some people are calling me a prophet and a hero, neither of which is true. They said that sometimes it takes somebody to step out in front,” said Dean Wall.

Then the sentence for the same rap is only three months.

January 28, 4:23 pm | [comment link]
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