Definition of Unchastity

Movers Stead, M

Pursuant to the authority recognised in s.4 and s.26 of the Constitution, to “make statements as to the… discipline of this Church”, and in accordance with the procedures set out in Rule V, the General Synod states that it continues to hold the historic view that unchastity means sexual intimacy outside a marriage relationship, defined in the Book of Common Prayer as the union of one man and one woman, in accordance with Jesus’ teaching about marriage in Matt 19:4-5.

The Right Rev’d Dr Michael Stead moving, Ms Seak-King Huang seconding

Resolution year: 2022
Resolution number: 81/18