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Church of England BINO Bishops Who Have Commended the Prayers for Same-Sex Blessings

Church of England BINO Bishops Who Have Declared Support for Same-Sex Blessings

Diocesan Bishops in parentheses: (25)

Names at Press Time

Some may Change

Steven Croft (Oxford)

John Inge (Worcester)

Jonathan Frost (Portsmouth)

Christopher Chessun (Southwark)

John Perumbalath (Liverpool)

Graham Usher (Norwich)

Stephen Cottrell (York)

David Walker (Manchester)

Justin Welby (Canterbury)

Rachel Treweek (Gloucester)

Stephen Lake (Salisbury)

Martin Seeley (St Edmundsbury)

Libby Lane (Derby)

Pete Wilcox (Sheffield)

Sarah Mullally (London)

Paul Williams (Southwell & Nottingham)

Stephen Conway (Ely)

Michael Ipgrave (Lichfield)

Alan Smith (St Albans)

Richard Jackson (Hereford)

Vivienne Faull (Bristol)

Jonathan Gibbs (Rochester)

Martin Warner (Chichester)

Robert Atwell (Exeter)

Martyn Snow (Leicester)

Suffragan Bishops (33)

Alan Wilson, Olivia Graham, Martin Gorick, Nicholas Chamberlain, David Hamid, Gavin Collins, Jonathan Clark, Humphrey Southern, Arun Arora, Mike Harrison, Karen Gorham, Malcolm Macnaughton, Sophie Jelley, Beverley Mason, David Court, Sarah Bullock, Matthew Parker, Anne Hollinghurst, Dagmar Winter, Alan Winton, Jane Steen, Robert Springett, Richard Atkinson, Jane Mainwaring, Ruth Bushyager, Will Hazelwood, Andrew Ramsey, Jackie Searle, James Grier, Paul Ferguson, John Thomson, Eleanor Sanderson, and Saju Muthalaly.