How does one leave the Church of England? There’s no ritual for that, no public ceremony to mark this step.
So I’m announcing it here:
no more. Enough.
I do not consider myself Anglican, as of today.
I’m letting go of one more oppressive place in my life.
And this has been a long time coming.
I will never feel a sense of belonging in this Church, given that I’m a woman (with a vocation to the priesthood no less), I’m part of the LGBT community, and I’m a child abuse survivor, watching the news unfold around the CofE’s current inquiry into clerical child abuse.
I grew up in an unhealthy church, and in an unhealthy family.
I deserve better. And I have a choice now.
I don’t know where that will take me regarding vocation, how that will work out. But I don’t have to know. I trust God who loves me and who wants health and wholeness and only good for me. She will provide. That’s all I need to know.
“Beloved is where we begin…”