Former Queen’s Chaplain ‘resigning’ from Church of England
Posted on March 18, 2017
Filed under Church of England
Canon Gavin Ashenden made the unusual move of resigning his orders on Friday, Christian Today can reveal, leaving more than 35 years of ordained ministry. …
An ardent conservative on both sexuality and women priests, Rev Ashenden confirmed to Christian Today he had signed the ‘deed of relinquishment’ under the Clerical Disabilities Act 1870. This starts a six-month interim period before he officially leaves the Church.
He declined to comment on the move until his six-month waiting time is up.”