Southwell priest in first gay wedding

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A Southwell priest who became the first clergyman to take part in a same sex marriage could face disciplinary action.

Canon Jeremy Pemberton tied the knot with his partner Laurence Cunnington last Saturday 12th April, ignoring a Church of England ban on gay clergy marrying.

Following the private ceremony in front of family and friends in a local hotel, Cannon Pemberton, told a national newspaper: “I love this man and I want to be married to him.”


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