The rest of the English ‘gay wedding’ story

Back this summer The Rev. Dr. Martin Dudley became somewhat of a celebrity after it was reported that he had officiated at a formal liturgy in the Diocese of London blessing the partnership of two men. In the resulting furor an investigation was promised. Those findings have now been released and a letter of regret has been written.

According to Ruth Gledhill:

“[T]he Rector of St Bartholomew the Great, the Rev Dr Martin Dudley, is to escape any form of discipline or reprimand for the Prayer Book-style ‘wedding’ service he conducted for two gay priests, the Rev Peter Cowell and the Rev David Lord. Mr Dudley has reached an agreement with the Bishop of London, the Right Rev Richard Chartres that the matter shall now be laid to rest after the errant cleric sent a ‘letter of regret’ in which he pledges not to do it again and admits he was wrong. It would be pushing it too far to call it an apology, and Stonewall, which has him as one of its Hero of the Year nominees for its awards dinner next month, doesn’t see it as a climbdown either.”

Read the full article here. Ruth has the full text of the letter in the body of her article.

Thinking Anglicans has information as well plus some links to background.

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