A SUMMARY OF MATERIAL IN A LETTER TO HM THE QUEEN DATED 3 MAY 2013


A brief statement of four realities by which the constitutional monarchy is surrounded:

  1. The coronation oath to uphold the doctrine of the Church of England;

  2. The doctrine of the Church of England that marriage is of its very nature a union between persons of opposite sex;

  3. The constitutional position of the monarch as the Supreme Governor (and therefore a true mouthpiece) of the Church of England; and

  4. The character of the British monarchy as constitutional (and therefore required to assent to parliamentary legislation).


With these realities in view, the implications of:

a. Support in a Queen's Speech in parliament for a proposed Law for same sex marriage, or

b. Assent to a parliamentary bill for same sex mattiage;

c. Refusal to Assent to a parliamentary bill;

d. The effect upon the Church of England of support for or Assent to a parliamentary bill for same sex marriage in imperilling (1) the Church's teaching ability and (2) the Church's communion relationships.