Living in Love and Faith
Living in Love and Faith is the Church of England’s discernment process about matters of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage.
Since 2017, the Church has been journeying together by means of a suite of Living in Love and Faith resources that were published in November 2020. The bishops of the Church of England invited church communities from across the country to use the resources to learn together, to listen to one another and to God. Everyone who took part was encouraged to share their insights, stories and reflections in order to contribute to the bishops’ discernment about matters of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage. The subsequent Listening in Love and Faith report was published in September 2022.
The bishops of the Church of England are now continuing their discernment process.
It is envisaged that proposals about the way forward will be brought before the March 2023 General Synod to consider.
The Bishop of Crediton, the Right Reverend Jackie Searle, is the Diocese of Exeter advocate for the Living in Love and Faith Process.
Even though the churchwide engagement phase has now ended, the LLF book, study guides, podcasts and real-life personal story films are still a very helpful resource for churches and individuals around the subjects of sexuality, gender, identity, relationships and marriage.
Listen to a full interview on LLF with Bishop Jackie on Spotify:
If you would like to get in touch with our Mission and Ministry team with questions about Living in Love and Faith, please email them here
Bishop Jackie has written this prayer for the LLF Process, which you are welcome to download and use.