Motion 7 UpdateWhat's next for Taranaki and Waikato re Motion 7
•At the clergy training in Te Kūiti yesterday (19/5/18) Archbishop Philip and our diocesan clergy representatives to the General Synod Te Hīnota Whanui gave a report back from GSTHW with respect to Motion 7 on the blessing of same-gender civil unions and civil marriages.
We give thanks to God for the spirit in which today's discussion was held - for the love between and around us. We are deeply grateful to Bishop Philip for his candid reflections on Motion 7; to Rev Stephen Prebble for his moving account of GSTHW2018; and for Rev Jacqui Paterson's demonstration of the significance of what she experienced in New Plymouth.
God has called us to trust. May we honour that call and work together as a diocese to do the work that must be done.
Story Published: 19th of May - 2018