Church of England welcomes trans people

The Church of England says trans people should be "welcomed and affirmed." File photo.

The Church of England is set to offer special services to welcome transgender people to the Anglican faith.

Over the weekend, a vote was taken at the General Synod in York on the motion.

The motion said transgender people should be “welcomed and affirmed in their parish church."

It was prevented by Reverend Chris Newlands, who insisted that along with the movement towards increased acceptance, the church should be educated on how to best serve their trans congregants.

Newlands said at the meeting: “I hope that we can make a powerful statement to say that we believe that trans people are cherished and loved by God, who created them, and is present through all the twists and turns of their lives.”

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