Ex-Southwell priest banned from preaching after same sex marriage

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A Southwell clergyman who became the first to take part in a same sex-marriage has been banned from working as a priest in Nottinghamshire.

Canon Jeremy Pemberton, who preached at Southwell Minster, married long-term partner Laurence Cunnington in April in defiance of a Church of England ban on gay clergy marrying.

The Rt Revd Richard Inwood, Acting Bishop for Southwell and Nottingham, said the House of Bishops’ pastoral guidance on same sex marriage was that getting married to someone of the same sex went against the teaching of the Church of England.


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