Same-Gender Commitments

Pastoral guidelines on the blessing of same-gender commitments

On Nov. 3, 2010, Archbishop Colin Johnson issued Pastoral Guidelines for the Blessing of Same-Gender Commitments (This is a pdf document. If you are unable to open it, you will need to download Adobe Reader for free from http://get.adobe.com/reader/.) The Guidelines follow from two decades of discussion in the Diocese and take into account the theological, biblical and political discussions across the wider Church.The guidelines were accompanied by a letter to clergy of the Diocese of Toronto.

Currently, the only parishes in the Diocese to have received formal permission to offer same-gender blessings are:

Several other parishes are in a discernment phase.

See also: Human Sexuality page on the national church’s website.