Affirming Singleness

Movers Treweek, D

General Synod—

Notes that Faithfulness in Service was adopted by the General Synod in 2004 “as the national code for personal behaviour and the practice of pastoral ministry by clergy and lay church workers” (Resolution 33/04).
Notes that in Faithfulness in Service clergy and church workers are called to take “responsibility for their sexual conduct by maintaining chastity in singleness and faithfulness in marriage” (FIS 7.2).

Affirms that singleness is, like marriage, an honourable state for God’s people, in which the fullness of God’s blessings may be enjoyed. Singleness is highly commended in Scripture (1 Cor 7:8, 32-38; Matt 19:10-12).

The Rev’d Dr Danielle Treweek moving, The Rev’d Dr Rhys Bezzant seconding

Resolution year: 2022
Resolution number: 97/18