The first ever gay Church of England Bishop has been discovered, Bishop Nicholas Chamberlain, the Bishop of Grantham.
Chamberlain reportedly made the disclosure to the Guardian newspaper, to forestall a coming expose by one of the UK’s tabloids.
“It was not my decision to make a big thing about coming out,” he told the newspaper.
“People know I’m gay, but it’s not the first thing I’d say to anyone. S*xuality is part of who I am, but it’s my ministry that I want to focus on.” he said.
Chamberlain was consecrated last year by the Archbishop of Cantebury, Justin Welby, who has said he knew about his s*xuality.
“Nicholas has not misled anyone and has been open and truthful if asked.” a Church of England spokesperson said, according to the BBC.
“The matter is not secret, although it is private as is the case with all partnerships/relationships.”