Why I will no longer take communion in the Anglican church.

Posted: September 12, 2012 in LGBT Issues

Those of you who read yesterday’s post can see that I, although not a second class Christian, am, in fact a second class Anglican.

I do not have the same rights as someone who is straight within the church, even though I am on the PCC and I serve playing music every Sunday. However, none of that is good enough to make me equal with people sitting in a metre from me.

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Comments
  1. I do not take Communion in any parish or congregation where I am not welcomed as an equal member of the Body of Christ for I have nothing in common with them. Where I am welcomed I rejoice to receive the Holy Communion

    • Paul C says:

      Yes I think sadly the whole of the Anglican church, whilst they may “ACCEPT” anyone does not treat them as equal unless they are straight. It’s not any specific church it’s the whole structure.

  2. celticbishop says:

    I do not take Communion in any parish or congregation where I am not welcomed as an equal in the Body of Christ for I have nothing in common with them. Where I am welcomed as an equal I rejoice in receiving the Holy Communion.

  3. Clive Graham says:

    I don’t think that establishment that we call ‘church’ is the mystical ‘church’. The true Church is marked by people who practice Kingdom values regardless of their labels. Taking communion for me connects me to this and not the establishment. Like Celticbishop I have chosen to take it if I identify with the community (though as a lay person I don’t have to consider what my position may say if I do) that provides it. I’m more likely though to take it anywhere now a days because I don’t see it as a local but global activity that celebrates and connects me to those that are practicing the Kingdom. Also quite selfishly I gain great pleasure from the experience no matter where it is administered. It is of course much better if the group is accepting.

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