Our Commitment


“We are committed to being an inclusive Church that embraces LGBTIQ people as full members and to culturally appropriate discussion about relationships and marriage across our diversity.

In this we do as the Scripture urges us, we show by our love for each other God’s love for the wider community.” [1]

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Uniting Church – Marriage Conversation

The Uniting Church in Australia 15th Assembly made a resolution following many years of reflection, prayer and discernment and the full details of it can be read here.

The 15th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia agreed to recognise two statements of belief concerning marriage…. giving ministers and authorised celebrants the freedom to conduct or to refuse to conduct marriages for same-gender couples.


Rev Dr Bill Loader has written a paper “Understanding the Gay Marriage Debate” . Bill has also contributed to a book pictured below. Neither the book nor Bill’s paper are official Uniting Church documents.

Australian Marriage Equality has some fact sheets on marriage equality and religion here . Please note that the opinions represented here are not official Uniting Church statements.

More information and resources are available from the following resources:

Uniting Church Australia:


[1] https://assembly.uca.org.au/resources/marriage/item/2823-context