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Civil Partnerships for opposite-sex couples
Following the recent change in the law to extend civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples, the House of Bishops has agreed a pastoral statement
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Response to Government consultation on future of civil partnership
NEWS / The Church of England has submitted its response to the Government's consultation document on the future of civil partnership.
Pastoral Guidance on the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith
Pastoral Guidance for use in conjunction with the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith in the context of gender transition.
House of Bishops pastoral guidance on same sex marriage
NEWS / Following their meeting on February 13th 2014 the House of Bishops of the Church of England have today issued a statement of Pastoral Guidance on Same Sex Marriage.
Churches are more effective in mission when they work with others. Partnerships with charities and networks are important for local ecumenism.
Mission and Pastoral Measure 2011 and Code of Practice
Information about legislation that covers parish reorganisation, including closing church buildings and finding new uses for them.
General Synod July 2019
All relevant information, documents and papers for the July 2019 Group of Sessions.
Legal Opinions and other guidance
Legal Opinions from the General Synod's Legal Advisory Commission, as well as other formal guidance relating to legislation