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 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.