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Bishop to lead worship at gay pride event

Wed 23 Aug 2017
By Marcus Jones

The Bishop of St Davids is to lead a Communion service at Pride Cymru (Wales) this weekend.

Rt Rev Joanna Penberthy will join with the thousands attending the three day festival in Cardiff.

After taking part in a discussion on faith and sexuality she'll then lead Pride's first ever Communion service.

It's the first time a bishop has taken part in the event.

Rev Delyth Liddell is running the festival's #FaithTent.

She said: "The importance of being out in the community, sharing God's love and acceptance for all, regardless of our sexuality or gender, cannot be underestimated.

"Year on year we have stories of people who come to the #FaithTent believing that God does not want them. The #FaithTent is there to show them that they can have faith in God because God has faith in them."

"We are delighted to be welcoming our first ever Bishop to the #FaithTent."

Earlier this year the Bishop of Liverpool became a patron of his city's Pride event.

Rt Rev Paul Bayes told Premier at the time he wanted to tell LGBT people they were made by God and are loved by God.

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