Charlie Bell

[The Episcopal News] Reactions to the Church of England’s most recent stance on same-sex blessings and the wider context of marriage equality will be central topics in two Los Angeles talks presented July 13 – 14 by Anglican author and scholar the Rev. Charlie Bell.

More about the Church of England actions is here.

Bell – who is a priest and assistant curate at St. John the Divine, Kennington, and a research associate at St. Augustine’s College of Theology – was recently named by the Church of England’s House of Bishops to a pastoral group implementing recent actions.

In Los Angeles, Bell will speak July 13 at St. Paul’s Commons, 840 Echo Park Ave., following Eucharist at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome. Lunch will be served, hosted by GLEAM-LA diocesan LGBTQ+ ministries; reservations are requested by email to Bell’s talk will begin at about 1:15 p.m. following lunch.

Bell will also speak July 14 over lunch at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, 7501 Hollywood Blvd., in a gathering set for members of the parish and other congregations of the Westside’s Incarnation Deanery. Those attending are asked to email parish administrator Joseph Warren at More information is available here, or call 323.876.2102.

Bell is the author of, among other titles, the 2022 book Queer Holiness: The Gift of LGBTQI People to the Church. His biographical information is here.