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Ely Cathedral

SAME SEX MARRIAGES AND CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS

The Church of England does not provide any formal rite or liturgy for use with same-sex couples following either a marriage or the signing of a civil partnership. If approached, Chapter will be willing to offer prayers in such situations, a decision being made on a case by case basis regarding what is the right format for such prayer. The Cathedral is a house of prayer, and prayer, attended by family and friends to mark significant life events, is something to be encouraged.

Chapter is committed to Ely Cathedral being a place where all are welcomed and valued, irrespective of their gender, sexuality, background, colour or creed.