[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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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.