Welcome to our new section holding resources on Living in Love and Faith. The hope is for people in Church of England churches across the country to use the LLF resources to study and pray together. The resources are designed to encourage and enable engagement and learning in a variety of settings. This church-wide learning together, listening to one another, and listening to God is part of discerning a way forward for the Church of England in relation to matters of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage.
The project is led by the Bishops of the Church of England because of their particular responsibility for upholding and teaching the Christian faith. However, the production of the resources has involved a large and diverse group of people. These include the members of the LLF Coordinating Group, chaired by the Bishop of Coventry, and the members of the four working groups focusing on the Bible, theology, history and the social and biological sciences.
Find out more about Living in Love and Faith here.
The national church has just published a reflective piece entitled ‘Talk about topics on which there is silence’ – Living in Love and Faith as relevant in rural parishes, which can be read here
At a recent meeting of the Living in Love and Faith Next Steps Group a decision to extend the period for receiving responses to April 2022 was made and agreed by the Archbishops. Despite this extension, there will be a clear sense of direction about a way forward by November 2022.
A LLF Prayer
God whose name is Love,
whose gift is life,
whose word holds all in being;
Bless ‘Living in Love and Faith’ to your Church and in our Diocese
as we see to grow together
into the truth of our humanity and longings,
into communities where all find welcome,
into the fullness that is your image in us;
through the Word made flesh,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.