Influential Church of England Evangelical Comes Out

February 4, 2015

Jayne Ozanne, a Church of England evangelical, founder of their Archbishop’s Council, and a woman who has served the church faithfully for many years, has come out as a lesbian.

Monday she will be announced as the new director of Accepting Evangelicals. Accepting Evangelicals describes itself as an “open network of evangelical Christians who believe the time has come to move towards the acceptance of faithful, loving same-sex partnerships at every level of church life, and the development of a positive Christian ethic for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.”

According to Ms. Ozanne:

“God is a God of Surprises! We can never be sure of what the future may bring, but what I do know is that He will always look to transform our darkest hours into something beautiful for His glory. I’m personally thrilled to be able to serve Accepting Evangelicals during such an exciting and important time for us as a Church.”

Read more on the Accepting Evangelicals website.

Listen to her story on YouTube.


Lē Isaac Weaver
Lē Weaver identifies as a non-binary writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. Their work draws attention to: the ongoing trauma experienced by women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society; Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence; and the desperate need to move away from an androcentric conception of God.