• Bishop responds to group’s concerns

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    Bishop John Parkes

    BISHOP of Wangaratta John Parkes has responded with his own open letter to concerns from a group of Melbourne Anglicans, about his plans to call at this month’s diocesan synod for a blessing of married same sex couples.

    The New Cranmer Society, which describes itself as a “movement within the Anglican Church in Melbourne encouraging the promotion of the Good News of Jesus in ways which can be heard and understood”, issued an open letter to Bishop Parkes on Saturday.

    “It has been reported in the August edition of The Melbourne Anglican that you will be considering giving approval to a liturgy to enable the blessing of same sex marriages,” the group’s letter read.

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