On Thursday 8th June, the Scottish Episcopal Church took the decision to allow same-sex marriages to be conducted by those clergy, and in those churches, wishing to do so. At St Columba’s by the Castle we celebrate this historic decision. We believe that God affirms and delights in all people, including those who find themselves blessed within a life-giving relationship of love and faithfulness. While we are mindful of the hurt some may feel at this decision, we wish to express our concern and deep regret for the hurt and pain caused to so many LGBT+ people by the way they have been treated in the past. We look forward to being able to celebrate all marriages equally in the future.