Archbishop of Wales ‘delighted’ to attend LGBTI carol service

For his support of gay marriage and the LGBTI community, Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan has been invited as a guest of honor to the South Wales Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) carol service  

Archbishop of Wales ‘delighted’ to attend LGBTI carol service
05 December 2013

The Archbishop of Wales is once again showing his support for the LGBTI movement by attending a gay Christian carol service.

Dr Barry Morgan, the Archbishop of Wales, will join a carol service organised by the South Wales Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM), as a guest of honour.

The South Wales Gay Men’s Chorus, as well as women’s choir The Songbirds, will be performing at the service.

The Archbishop has said he is ‘delighted’ to support the event.

Janet Jeffries, spokesperson for LGCM, said: ‘We very much appreciate the support he has shown to the lesbian and gay community, both at this event and by opening the Cardiff Mardi Gras earlier this year’.

In the past the Archbishop has spoken out in support of LGBT people. In 2012 he lent his support to gay marriage, saying: ‘All life-long committed relationships deserve the welcome, pastoral care and support of the Church’.

‘If the legislation to allow civil marriage is passed…the question then as now is, [how] will the church protect and support pastorally, faithful, stable, lifelong relationships of whatever kind in order to encourage human values such as love and fidelity.’

‘We are very honoured that the Archbishop has agreed to attend our Christmas carols at what must be a very busy time of year for him,’ said Jefferies.

On the matter of his support for the fundraiser, Dr Morgan said: ‘Christmas is a time when we remember that God made all people in his own image and loves us all.

‘Christ was born in a stable to parents who were refugees and he spent his life with those on the fringes of society or who were victimised because of what they were, and challenging those in authority. I think this is still a relevant message for today’.

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