Comments: St Paul's Cathedral: first Friday media reports

The resignation of Canon Giles Fraser will be mourned by more than his contemporaries in the Church of England. Fr. Giles' advocacy for the disenfranchised in the Church, which led him into the founding of 'Inclusive Church', has brought hope to many Women and LGBT persons in Anglican Churches around the world.

I was privileged to have been present in his parish church of St. Mary's, Putney, when Giles was host to Bishop Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire in the U.S.A., during the meetings of Lambeth 2008 - from which Bp.Gene was excluded because of his openly-declared relationship with another man. I was impressed by the quiet dignity of this TEC Bishop, as he explained his situation in relation to his faith in Christ of the Gospels.

I believe Father Giles Fraser is a 'prophet in his own country' when he says that the Church seems more worried about sexuality than about the immorality of the money-market. At this present time of stand-off within the Churches of the Communion on the issues of Women and Gays in ministry, people like Fr. Giles are drawing the attention of the Church to the need for justice in all areas of it's mission - not least of which is it's mission to the poor and marginalised.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Friday, 28 October 2011 at 3:09am BST

Canon Fraser's resignation was reported on US national TV news this evening: talk about a witness! TBTG!

Posted by JCF at Friday, 28 October 2011 at 4:48am BST

"Dale Farm"? Translation for an Ignorant Yank please?

Posted by JCF at Friday, 28 October 2011 at 5:13am BST

"the Church of England can make a fool of itself about a subject which has nothing to do with sex."
(Guardian Editorial).....Yes! So wonderfully refreshing, isn't it?

Posted by Martin Reynolds at Friday, 28 October 2011 at 8:07am BST

Dale Farm is a pleasant green site location in the beautiful Essex countryside near Basildon where clothes pegs and lucky white heather used to be purchased until the residents were recently evicted.

Posted by Father David at Friday, 28 October 2011 at 9:02am BST

Info on Dale Farm here:

Posted by Erika Baker at Friday, 28 October 2011 at 9:13am BST
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