Thursday, 30 August 2007

Gay row curate may lose job and home

A CURATE in waiting embroiled in a row over homosexuality is facing the sack.

Richard Wood, 35, may be forced to leave Dagenham Parish Church in Crown Street after refusing to be ordained by his bishop.

The lay curate is making a stand against the Bishop of Chelmsford, Rt Rev John Gladwin, who supports a charity campaigning for the inclusion of homosexuals in the Anglican church.

Mr Wood has so far refused to take communion with the bishop "on the grounds of conscience" and is now facing losing both his church and his home.

Read the full story in the Barking and Dagenham Recorder this week. Read more
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