The churches and Church leaders of Britain and Ireland have issued statements and prayers following the shootings in Orlando.
Catholic Church in England and Wales:
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has issued a statement offering solidarity with the suffering and prayers for the victims of the Orlando nightclub shootings.
Full statement on the Catholic Church in England and Wales website
Catholic Church in Ireland
The Primate has offered prayers for the Orlando shooting victims
Church of England
Archbishops of Canterbury and York
The Archbishops of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, have called for solidarity with LGBTI people after the attack in Orlando.
Church in Ireland
Statement from the Archbishop of Dublin:
‘Outrage and incredulity combine as we in Ireland, like the rest of the world, try to take in the enormity and the evil of the horrific events in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend. These events, targeting a specific section of the community, have, once again, brought terror and hatred to the forefront in a place where people have been among friends and living their lives.’
Read the full statement on the Church of Ireland website.
Methodist Church in Britain
Report from vigil in Soho and prayers.
Church of Scotland
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has expressed deep shock and sadness.
Full statement and prayer on the Church of Scotland website.
United Reformed Church
Read the prayer on the URC website.