17th December 2014
Church of England appoints first ever female bishop 19
10:19 AM — The Church of England has announced the name of its first ever female bishop as Reverend Libby Lane.
Church of England to announce name of first female bishop 1
9:51 AM — The Church of England looks set, in an historic move, to appoint its first female bishop.
23rd November 2014
Former Bishop of Rochester: Lesbians raising children leads to ‘delinquency’ 70
12:37 PM — A retired Church of England bishop has claimed that lesbians raising children without a father figure will lead to "delinquency".
12th November 2014
Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury ‘clarifies’ claim that it would be the ‘ultimate failure’ to accept gays 49
11:39 AM — The Catholic Bishop of Shrewesbury, who claimed it would be an 'ultimate failure' for the Church to accept gays, has attempted to clarify his comments.
8th November 2014
Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury: It would be ‘the ultimate failure’ to accept gays 119
4:17 PM — The Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury has claimed that the Church should reject gay people, to avoid encouraging a "pagan world".
31st October 2014
Bishop of Oxford: I want to be able to affirm gay relationships 14
3:47 PM — The Bishop of Oxford has said he wants to be able to affirm gay relationships - but is "unconvinced" by same-sex marriage.
26th October 2014
Bishop of Durham: Catholic cardinals who reject gays ‘lack awareness’ of real life 23
12:04 PM — The Anglican Bishop of Durham has lambasted the Catholic Church for scrapping plans to take a softer stance on homosexuality.
20th October 2014
Ireland: Gay Catholic priest ‘on leave’ after being outed in court case 14
12:35 PM — A Catholic gay priest in Ireland is on leave "to reflect on his ministry”, after his sexuality was discovered by Church leaders.
5th October 2014
300 clergy sign letter urging gay bishops to come out 27
11:56 AM — Nearly 300 Anglican clergy have signed an open letter urging bishops in the closet to reveal their sexuality.
3rd October 2014
Peter Tatchell warns bishops ‘time is running out’ to avoid being outed 69
12:07 PM — Peter Tatchell has repeated his threat to out Church of England bishops, warning them that "time is running out" to accept same-sex marriage.
28th September 2014
Former Bishop of Winchester, who strongly opposed gay rights, dies aged 71 38
8:28 PM — Former Bishop of Winchester Michael Scott-Joynt, who strongly opposed LGBT rights in the House of Lords, has died age 71.
Bishop of Buckingham: One in ten Church of England bishops are in the closet 7
11:34 AM — The Bishop of Buckingham has estimated that around one in ten Church of England Bishops are living in the closet.
17th September 2014
Bishop and Archdeacon back gay priest in commitment ceremony row 5
3:58 PM — The Archdeacon of Loughborough and Bishop of Leicester have given their backing to a priest who is holding his same-sex commitment ceremony in a church.
16th September 2014
Dean of St Albans shortlisted to become first out Bishop 21
5:54 PM — The Dean of St Albans, Dr Jeffrey John, who is the Church of England's most senior out cleric, has now been shortlisted to become a Diocesan Bishop.
13th September 2014
Bishop ‘not optimistic’ that Church of England will resolve same-sex marriage split 41
12:59 PM — A Church of England Bishop says he is "not optimistic" that the Church will be able to reach a resolution to a divide over same-sex marriage.
12th September 2014
Senior Scottish minister downplays gay clergy ‘crisis’ in Church of Scotland 4
1:48 PM — A Church of Scotland minister in the Highlands has downplayed the idea of a "crisis" over the gay clergy issue, following the resignation of two of his colleagues.
10th September 2014
Ireland: Bishop files complaint after Christian charity awards grant to LGBT centre 19
2:28 PM — A Catholic Bishop has filed a complaint on "moral grounds" after a religious charity awarded a grant to an LGBT community centre.
18th August 2014
Ugandan bishop: Don’t hurt gays, they are God’s children too 22
4:11 PM — A Ugandan Catholic bishop has called on the country to avoid "harming" gays, because they are created in God's image.
5th August 2014
Church of England claims bishop’s decision to block gay chaplain from NHS job was ‘autonomous’ 24
12:47 PM — The Church of England has claimed the decision to block a married gay chaplain from taking up a job with the NHS was taken 'autonomously' by a bishop.
3rd August 2014
Bishop of Gloucester, who backed same-sex blessings, steps down for personal reasons 17
7:03 PM — The Bishop of Gloucester, who had called for the Church of England to take a more conciliatory approach to same-sex couples, has stepped down with immediate effect.