Check out the LLF resources via the LLF Learning Hub
You can also download the Pastoral Principles for living well together, prepared by LLF’s Pastoral Advisory Group, which set out the qualities of care and respect needed when we discuss the subjects of human intimacy and identity.
Living in Love and Faith
Living in Love and Faith (LLF) is a major Church of England project about human identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage. A three-year process involving a core team of more than forty people has resulted in a large range of resources – a book of over 468 pages, videos, a course and background academic papers, all of which are available online. These resources are intended to help parishes, deaneries, and ultimately, the General Synod, consider whether the Church of England should embrace marriage equality.
As an inclusive church we wish to avoid rehearsing views that may cause hurt and discouragement, especially to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex church members, who have so often been problematised in these ‘conversations’ and discussions.
Our plan is to look at the wider question of what it means for us to be an inclusive church in a parish course to be held during Lent 2021. This should enrich our community life as a congregation and also enable us to send a parish response to our Archbishops as envisaged by LLF.
Starting just after Christmas, the weekly Bible study group will be road-testing the LLF resources and other materials in preparation for the course so if you would like to, do join them on Wednesday mornings between 9:30am and 10:30am. If you’d like to be involved further, please contact Mother Tina who is leading on this project.
In the meantime, you can check out the LLF resources via the LLF Learning Hub. You’ll need to register there as the video section contains people’s personal stories.