Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies at the Methodist Church in Kibworth
The Methodist Churches of Kibworth and Market Harborough are pleased to announce that they are now licensed to hold same-sex marriage ceremonies, and that their minister Rev. Andy Murphy is authorised to conduct the services.
Rev. Andy writes: Last summer, the British Methodist Conference took the bold step of altering its understanding of marriage to include same-sex relationships. This follows a time of conversation and deep reflection on the subject, having already had an open and inclusive attitude towards LGBT+ people for many years. While some in the Methodist Church hold to the traditional view that marriage can only be
between two people of the opposite sex, the Conference decided to affirm both stances with equal respect and with no obligation for any member to change their personal views.
Now that our churches at Kibworth and Market Harborough have been officially licensed for same-sex marriage ceremonies, we want to reaffirm our welcome to all people and say that we would be very happy to have conversations with any couple wishing to have a Christian marriage in our churches. We also offer a blessing service for marriages which have previously taken place elsewhere. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.
The website address with contacts for both churches is www.harboroughmethodistcircuit.org.uk