A. Resource for Study & Discussion:

Marriage: An exploration of marriage in Church & Society. As requested at General Synod 2004 the Faith, Worship & Ministry Committee developed a six-week study program about marriage. This study explores scripture, culture and experiences of marriage in light of church and society in the last sixty years. (It is not intended for marriage preparation.)

Distinctions among marriage, the blessing of a civil marriage, and the blessing of a union: a preliminary resource for discussion and development

Excerpts from work in progress within the Faith Worship and Ministry Committee of General Synod. Further work will continue to develop the meaning of “blessing”. This future work on these matters will be informed by a process that invites further reflection by theologians and elders of very different views to continue to work on a statement of how Anglicans understand blessing.