Church of England’s bishops defer gay marriage decision

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England’s best-known cathedral and mother church of the 77 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion. Religion News Service photo by Trevor Grundy

England’s best-known cathedral and mother church of the 77 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion. Religion News Service photo by Trevor Grundy

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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) With little more than two months to go before Britain’s first same-sex marriage, the College of Bishops issued a statement saying that "no change" to the Church of England’s teaching on marriage is proposed or envisioned.