Not Anglican Anymore

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.

No more.

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…”

J. Richardson

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