Gay wedding rector issues apology
Posted on October 26, 2008
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A rector who conducted what amounted to a marriage service for two gay priests has apologised for the ceremony.
The Rev Martin Dudley prompted fierce controversy in the Church of England when he conducted the blessing for the Rev David Lord and Rev Peter Cowell.
In an e-mail seen by the BBC, Assistant Bishop of London Pete Broadbent said Dr Dudley had “accepted that the service should not have taken place”.
The service was at his London church, St Bartholomew the Great, in May.
It was one of the churches used in the hit 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral.
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