This petition calls upon HM Government to support and protect the uniqueness of marriage, for the good of all in society. It affirms the biblical teaching that marriage can only be between one man and one woman. Marriage cannot be redefined because it is not a human invention, but an institution ordained by God for the good of mankind. The Christian understanding of marriage is at the heart of family life, is good for children and is a vital part of our country’s heritage. We support all efforts to defend it. We therefore call upon HM Government not to legislate to permit same-sex marriage.

Signed by:

President

Viscount Brentford President, Church Society

Vice-Presidents

Nigel Dodds OBE MP Deputy Leader, Democratic Unionist Party
Jeffrey Donaldson MP Democratic Unionist Party
Rt Rev Dr Michael Nazir-Ali Former Bishop of Rochester
Baroness Paisley Democratic Unionist Party
Rev Hugh Palmer Rector, All Souls, Langham Place, London
Rt Rev Dr David Samuel First Presiding Bishop, Church of England (Continuing)
Rev Dr Geoffrey Thomas Pastor, Alfred Place Baptist Church, Aberystwyth
Rev Rod Thomas Chairman, Reform
Rev Rico Tice Associate Minister, All Souls, Langham Place and Co-author, Christianity Explored
Rev Dr Richard Turnbull Principal, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford 

Trustees

Duncan Boyd Chairman
Benedict Bird Vice-Chairman
Rev Jeremy Brooks Pastor, Welcome Hall Evangelical Church, Bromsgrove 
James Crabtree Chairman, Church Society
Rev Dick Farr Chairman, Church Society Trust
Sarah Finch Member, General Synod, Church of England 
Rev David Jackman Former President, Proclamation Trust
Mark Mullins Barrister and former Army Officer
Alison Ruoff Member, General Synod, Church of England

 

Ian Miller

Andy Clarke

Anthony Gosling

Andrea Williams

Andrew Marsh

David Haslam

Lee Gatiss

Christopher Smith

Kerry Gatiss

John Thackway

Elisabeth Barker

Janice Bowman

Graham Chewter

Glyn Williams

David Meager

Gearóid Marley

Caroline Jane Abblitt

Malcolm & Jill Watts

Elizabeth A L Marley

Stephen Holland

David Crowter

Lydia Brooks

William Paisley Wilson

Trevor Carlisle

David John Butler

Kevin McGrane

James Mansfield

Elizabeth Funke Obisanya

John David Hindle

Warwick Cooper

Martin Leech

Andrew Martin

Mrs Iris Robertson

Rev Tim Chapman

RAYMOND BECKETT

Rev. Desmond G. McComb

Peter Norris

GEORGE R RAE

colin backhouse

Rev Stephen Trott

Elizabeth Bishop

Pastor Chalan Hetherington

Richard Coleman

Peter Williams

Stephen Whitmore

ANDY BANTON

Susanna Yates

John Mostyn Roberts

James Turner

Dominic Stockford

Al Pickering

Very Reverend John Morley

Aaron Dunlop

Michael Smith

Graham Yates

Bill Standish

Mrs Rachel Stevens

reginald gordon

Christopher Greenhall

Hilary Roberts

Rev John E Varty

ROBERT BECKETT

David Page

Joanne Elizabeth Broadhurst

Jonathan Daniel Hunt

Keith Mouland

John Edward Spencer

Jeremy Alec Thomas

Alastair John Hopkins

Revd Paul Bradish

Judith Yates

Sharon Yates

Thomas Yates

Margaret Yates

DAVID LARLHAM

Gerald Bray

Rev. Gervase N. Charmley

Sarah E Rae

charles soper

William Stuart Jones

Jenson Lim

Rev Murdo Maclean

Dr J David Walker

Ben Stevenson

Simon Ward

Dr.Matthew J.Maye

Samantha Ward

Stephen John Taylor

Robert Jeffrey Wright

Rachel Julia Stonelake

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This petition calls upon HM Government to support and protect the uniqueness of marriage, for the good of all in society. It affirms the biblical teaching that marriage can only be between one man and one woman. Marriage cannot be redefined because it is not a human invention, but an institution ordained by God for the good of mankind. The Christian understanding of marriage is at the heart of family life, is good for children and is a vital part of our country’s heritage. We support all efforts to defend it. We therefore call upon HM Government not to legislate to permit same-sex marriage.

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