Thu 08 Jun 2017
The Scottish Episcopal Church has voted in favour of allowing same-sex couples to be allowed to marry in church.
The result means the denomination is the first Anglican Church in the UK to allow gay couples to wed, putting it at odds with the majority of the global Anglican Communion.
Speaking ahead of the vote, the conservative Anglican group the Global Anglican Future Conference said: “If this action is taken by the SEC it will further marginalise faithful Anglicans in Scotland who seek to uphold Jesus’ teaching on marriage.”
This comes as the split in the Anglican communion in Great Britain appears to be worsening.
**Fri 09 Jun 2017 **
A new bishop is to be appointed to cater for disaffected Anglicans in Scotland, England and across Europe.
GAFCON, a worldwide group of conservative Anglicans, has named English based Rev Canon Andy Lines as a missionary bishop.
He will be consecrated by the Anglican Church in North America at a service in June.
GAFCON says although the Anglican Church in North America is the consecrating Province, this is an initiative of the wider Anglican Communion.
Tue 09 May 2017
The Church of England has responded after a minister at Jesmond Parish Church was made a bishop by a breakaway Anglican group in South Africa.
Rev Jonathan Pryke has been consecrated as a “bishop in the Church of God” by the Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church of South Africa.
His church has confirmed he will continue to work in his parish but will also look to establish new churches in England.
The move hasn’t been done with the support of the Church of England with some describing it as a further split on the issue of sexuality.