AUC Statement

Members of our Church Family were concerned to read recent articles in the press and on social media referring to the decision of the Church Council to cancel a booking for the holding of a gender-critical conference. After careful consideration, the Council considered it both necessary and appropriate to provide continued assurance to our Church community of the priority we give to inclusivity and equality which provides a safe space for those who experience vulnerabilities. This is consistent with our beliefs and the witness which we are called to give to the Christian Gospel. The purpose of this statement is to provide reassurance that our commitment to these values remains unchanged.