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Synod may consider transgender baptisms

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The Church of England is being asked to debate plans to introduce a ceremony akin to a baptism to mark the new identities of Christians who undergo so called gender transition.

The Rev Chris Newlands, the vicar of Lancaster Priory, proposed the motion to the General Synod, after he was approached by a person seeking to be “re-baptised” in his new identity. The motion, which was passed by Blackburn Diocese last month, could be debated at a future General Synod meeting. 

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