John Wraw is the bishop of Bradwell in Chelmsford and is living with terminal cancer, and the support he has received from gay people within the church had “made him think really seriously” and changed his views about gay relationships and gay marriage. He supported the introduction of women bishops in 2014, but has not previously expressed a public view on gay marriage.
“It is recognising those qualities of relationship that I meet with so many people – hetereosexual, gay, bi – with people not really wanting to find their identity in gender but in who they are as human beings, for me children of God whom God delights in. This is not new Christian theology but for me I have lived it very intensely and personally this last three years and it has changed me profoundly as a person,” he wrote to his diocese. He hoped same-sex marriages would eventually receive “full acceptance” in the Church.
Gay Activist sends best wishes to the Bishop of Bradwell. We hope his followers will note his words and put them into positive action.