The Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson, a serving bishop has signed the letter

Nine other bishops have also added their names:

The Rt Revd Gordon Bates, formerly Bishop of Whitby

The Rt Revd Ian Brackley, formerly Bishop of Dorking

The Rt Revd John D Davies, formerly Bishop of Shrewsbury

The Rt Revd David Rossdale, formerly Bishop of Grimsby

The Rt Revd Martin Shaw, formerly Bishop of Argyll and the Isles

The Rt Revd Dr Oliver Simon, formerly Bishop of Antsiranana

The Rt Revd Peter Maurice, formerly Bishop of Taunton

The Rt Revd John Saxbee, formerly Bishop of Lincoln

The Rt Revd David Stancliffe, formerly Bishop of Salisbury

The following as of 14:45 on Feb 18th 2017 have added their name in support of the letter (723 in total):

Miss Aderonke Apata
Revd Adrian Alker
Prebendary Adrian Benjamin
Revd Canon Adrian Copping
Canon Adrian Daffern
Me Adrian Mark Turton
Mr Adrian Platt
Revd Canon Alan Butler
Reverend Alan Crawley
Revd Canon Dr Alan Race
Mr Alan Sharp
Revd Canon Alan Wild
Revd Alastair Blaine
The Revd Alice Abigail Goodman
Miss Alison evans
Rev Canon Alison Hardy
Mrs Alison Hargreaves
Revd Alison Miller
Dr Alison Woolley
The Revd Alysoun Whitton
Revd Amanda Fairclough
Mrs Andrea Jones
Official Fellow and Chaplain, Exeter College Oxford Andrew Allen
Rev’d Andrew Atkins
Retired Educatio Andrew Cooper
Mr Andrew Crockett
The Revd Dr Andrew Davison
Revd Andrew Dotchin
Revd Andrew Foreshew-Cain
Revd Dr Andrew Gregory
Revd Andrew Lightbown
Revd Andrew Marshall
Father Andrew Moughtin-Mumby
The Revd Andrew Newcombe
Canon Andrew Norman
Very Revd Andrew Nunn
Mr Andrew Stocker
Fr Andrew White
Mr Andries William de Villiers
Br. Andy George Brown
Mr Andy Macqueen
Dr Angus Goudie
The Revd Canon Ann Clarke
Ms Ann Farr
Mrs Ann Memmott
Mrs Ann Savage-Lewis
The Revd Canon Anna Matthews
Revd Annabel Ruth Barber
Rev Anne Christina Jenkins
Mrs Anne Cowan
Mrs Anne eccleston
Dr Anne Fielder
The Revd Anne Le Bas
Mrs Anne Marshall
Mrs Anne Peat
Revd Anne Stevens
Ms Annie Bolger
Mr Anthony
Professor Anthony Phelan
Rev Anthony Price
Rev’d Ariadne van den Hof
The Revd Dr Ashley Wilson
Dr Augur Pearce
Mrs B Wheeler
Canon Barbara Doubtfire
Mr Barnabas Palfrey
Brother Barnabas-Francis MacPhail OSF
Rev Barrie Scott
Revd Dr Barry A. Orford
The Rev’d Canon Barry Naylor
Mr Ben Brown
Mr Ben Franks
The Revd Canon Ben Rhodes
Rev Benny Hazlehurst
Revd Prof Bernard Silverman
The Revd Bertrand Olivier
Mrs Beth Edwards
Miss Bett Llewelyn
Father Bill Braviner
Mr Bill Upchurch
Bob HoppsCoultas
Venerable Bob Langley
Reverend Brenda Wallace
Fr Brett Ward
Revd Dr Brian Curnew
Mr Brian David Sibley
rev Brian King
The Rev’d Bruce Kinsey
The Reverend Bryan West
Revd Calum Crombie
Canon Carol coslett
mrs carole king
Reverend Carole peters-king
Reverend Caroline Clarke
Miss Caroline Miles
Mrs Caroline Spencer
Dr Carolyn Campbell
Mrs Carolyn Jones
Ms Carrie Myers
Mrs Cath Williamson
Miss Catherine Bridger
Dr Catherine Dormor
Mrs Catherine E Peach
Mrs Catherine Evans-Routley
Rev Canon Catherine Grylls
Mrs Catherine Wiltshire
Mr Cecil Stephen Rowe
Dr Charles Bell
Revd. Charles Thomas
The Revd Charlotte Bannister-Parker
Rev Charlotte Truman
Mr Chris Carnall
Revd Chris Morgan
Mr Chris Wolfe
Ms Christina Baron
The Revd Dr Christina Beardsley
Venerable Christine Allsopp
Revd Christine Brown
Reverend Christine Elizabeth Collinge
Mrs Christine Morgan
Mr Christopher Anton
Teacher Christopher Bowman
Rev Christopher Davey
Reverend Christopher Drewett Taylor
Revd Christopher Griffiths
Canon Christopher Hall
The Reverend Christopher Kevill-Davies
Mr Christopher North
The Rev’d Christopher Routledge
Rev Christopher Wardale
Rev Claire McClelland
The Reverend Claire Robson
Clare Bryden
Mr Clark Brydon
Fr Clive Hillman
Rev Clive Larsen
Canon Colin Gough
Mr Colin Penman
Rev’d Craig Roters
Reverend Craigmyle Murray Jesson
Revd Dr Crispin Pailing
Ms Cynthia Bishop
Dan Barnes-Davies
Revd Canon Dana Delap
Mr Daniel Chumbley
Dr Daniel Hayhow
Revd Daniel James Valentine
Mrs Daphne Elaine Sanpson
Reverend Darleen Plattin
Reverend David Babbington
Dr David Beadle
Dr David Bunch
Mr. David Ernest Rafferty
Rev Dr David Evans
The Reverend David Ford
Rev David Goss
The Revd David Grieve
Mr David Hammonds
Br David James, OSFM
The Reverend David John Marcus Coleman
Dr David Mair
The Very Reverend David Monteith
Mr David Nigel Mills
Revd David Page
Mr David Pellow
Mr David Powell
Mr David Pownall
Canon David Rogers
Rev David Runcorn
Revd David Stephenson
Rev’d David Stevenson
Canon David Thomas
Mr. David Weeks
Rev’d David Woodall
Mrs Dawn Carrington
Revd Dean Akrill
Mr Dean Chapman
Reverend Deborah Jayne Forman
Mrs Deborah Sanders
Reverend Deborah Snowball
Mrs Deirdre Munro
Mr. Denzil John Asche
Rev Des Williamson
Mrs Devon Abts
Reverend Diane Ricketts
The Very Reverend Dianna Gwilliams
Mrs Dilys Mary Hare
Mr. Dominic Cawdell
Reverend Canon Dominic Melville
Revd donald reeves
Ms Donna Yeates
Dr Dr Ruth Ahnert
Mr Duncan McCall
The Revd Edward Rennard
Mr Edwin Taylor
Mrs Eileen Malleson
Mrs Eileen Smith
Revd Elaine Bardwell
Professor Elaine Graham
Rev’d Elaine Scrivens
The Reverend. Elaine Vera Dando
Ms Eleanor Course
Mrs Eleanor Jones
Ms Elizabeth Hall
Elizabeth Elizabeth Lloyd
Mrs Elizabeth Protheroe
The Rev’d Dr Elizabeth Ratcliffe
Ms Elizabeth Webb
Rev canon dr Ellen Loudon
Mrs Emily Spillane
Dr Emily Watson
Rev Emma Duff
Mrs Emma Major
Miss Emma Yeomans
Rev Eric Robinson
Rev Dr Erica Longfellow
Mrs Erika Baker
Revd Eva McIntyre
Ms Fay Wilson-Rudd
Miss Fiona Elizabeth Hill
Mrs Fiona Stafford-Baker-Thomas
Mrs Flora Alexander
Mr Francis Spufford
Mrs Françoise Pinteaux-Jones
Mr. Gareth Henry
Revd Dr Gareth Lloyd
Rev Gareth Rayner-Williams
Mr Gareth Thomas
Reverend Gareth Wardell
Revd Fr Gary Bradley
Reverend Gary Kennedy
Ms Gaynor Harper
Canon Geoffrey Babb
Mr. Geoffrey Howard
Rev’d Geoffrey Thompson
Rev’d George Day
Ms Gill Cain
Mrs Gillian Caine
Ms Gillian MacGregor
Mr Gladwyn Butler-Jones
Mr Graham Holmes
Mr Graham Kenneth Smith
Mr Graham Richards
Mr. Greg Round
The Venerable Guy Elsmore
Rev’d Hannah Hupfield
Ms Heather Jones
Mrs Heather Somerville
Rev Helen Burnett
Reverend Helen Hayes
Professor Helen King
Rev Helena Durham
Miss Helga Perry
Rev Henry Morgan
Rev Heston Groenewald
Ms Hilary Cotton
Ms Hilary F Thomas
Mrs HIlary Kemp
The Reverend Hilary Watkins
Dr Howard Bluett
Revd Howard Norton
The Revd Canon Hugh Shilson-Thomas
The Revd Hugh Valentine
Rev Iain Baxter
Revd Iain Forbes
Mr Ian Buchan
Revd Dr. Ian G. Williams
Rev Ian Houghton
The Revd. Ian Hunter Smart
The Venerable Ian Morgan
Mr Ian Watt
Revd. Jack Parkes
Dr Jack Shelley
Mr Jacob Theunisz
Ms Jacqueline P Friend
Revd Jacqueline Stober
Mr James Allport
Mr James Kay
Mr James Lazarus
Revd Prebendary Jan Knott
Revd Jane Chamberlain
Canon Jane Clay
The Reverend Jane Edwards
Revd Jane Horton
Ms Jane Keeton
Miss Jane Logan
Ms Jane Robinson
The Rev Canon Professor Jane Shaw
Mrs Jane Sparks
The Revd Prebendary Dr Jane Tillier
Mrs Jane Upchurch
Mrs Janet Christina Nay
Rev Janet Fife
Mrs Janet MARGARET EVANS
Ms Janet McFadyen
Mr Jason Melia-O’Brien
Ms Jay Greene
Ms Jayne Ozanne
“Dr Jean Bradley
Revd Prof Jeff Astley
The Very Rev’d Dr Jeffrey John
Mrs Jennie
Canon Jennifer Humphreys
Revd Jennifer Joyce-Hood
Dr Jennifer Mary Back
Mrs Jennifer Robinson
Revd Jennifer Ruth Wilkens
Mrs Jennifer Standage
Rev Jennifer Welsh
Mrs Jenny Ryder
Mr JEREMY LASMAN
Revd Canon Jeremy Matthew Haselock
Rev Jeremy Michael Trigg
The Revd Canon Jeremy Pemberton
The Revd Canon Dr Jessica Martin
Mrs Jill Yeomans
Reverend Jim Hobbs
Canon Jim Robertson
Mr Jim Rose
Ms Jo Ind
Mrs Joan Cummins
miss joanna bull
Diocesan Children an Families Officer Joanne Wetherall
The Revd Canon Dr Johannes Arens
Mr John
Revd John Angus Frame Galbraith
Dr John Appleby
MR JOHN CHRISTOPHER PEARCE
Fr John Connell SCP
Mr. John Duncan
Revd John Edward Neal
Reverend John Emlyn Harris-White
Rev’d Dr John Gillibrand
Rev John Goldsmith
Dr John Jackson
The Reverend John Joyce
Revd John Kenneth Oliver
Mr John Nicholson
Rev Canon Dr John Parr
Revd Dr John Peet
Rev. Dr. John Prysor-Jones
Revd John Raymond Lees
The Reverend John Scott
Revd John Townend
Mr John Vigar
Canon John William Goodall
Fr. John-Francis Friendship SMMS
Mr Jonathan Abbatt
The Revd Jonathan Brown
Dr Jonathan D’Arcy
Mr Jonathan Kemp
The Revd Jonathan Kester
Mr Jonathan Lee
Canon Jonathan LLoyd
mr jonathan peter earle
Revd Jonathan Rhodes
Canon Jonathan Riviere
Revd Joseph Fernandes
Mr Joshua Peckett
ms joyce woodings
Mrs Judith Andrews
Reverend Judith Dunkling
Revd Canon Dr Judith Malby
Mrs Judith Male
Mrs Judith Page
Miss Judith Rigby
Miss Judith-Anne MacKenzie
Rev Judy dinnen
Ms Jules Cassidy
Reverend Julia Bebbington Babb
Rev’d Julia French
Ms Julia Mayall
Mr Julian Smith
Rev’d Karen Charman
Miss Karen Mottram
Mrs Karen Rossdale
Ms Karen Sanders (aka Mackley)
Mrs Karin McDonald
Mrs Kat Alldread
Ms Kate O’Sullivan
Ms Kate pennell
Mrs Kate Southey
Revd Kath rogers
Ms. Katharine Salmon
Miss Katherine Bellis
The Revd Canon Kathryn Fleming
Mrs Katrin Mary Allen
The Revd Keith Allison
Mr Keith Beresford
The Revd Dr Keith Graham Riglin
Rev’d Keith Hanson
Revd Dr KEITH HEBDEN
Revd. Keith Hitchman
Canon Keith Hugo
Canon Keith ineson
Revd Canon Keith Lamdin
Revd Keith Maudsley
The Revd Prof Keith Straughan
Mr Kevin Downham
The Reverend Kevin Goss
Mr Kieran Bohan
Dr Kimberly Willis
Mrs Kingham
Revd Kirstine Buchan
Mrs Lauren Trew
Mr Laurence Cunnington-Pemberton
Father Laurence J Roberts
Miss Lauretta Kerridge
Ms Lea Appleby
Mrs Leanne Alix Bell
0 Lew Cottell
Miss Lily Axworthy
Mrs Linda pope
Reverend Linda Shipp
The Reverend Lindsay Meader
Ms Lisa Burscheidt
Ms Lisa Tulfer
Rev Lorraine Lawrence
Rev Louise Vincer
Mrs Louise Watts
Mr Luke King
Mrs Lydia Groenewald
Reverend Lyndon van der Pump
Ms Lynn cawley.
Canon Malcolm K Halliday
Canon Malcolm Rogers
Mr Marc Starling
Rev Marcel
Mrs Margaret Burne
Mrs Margaret Condick
Mrs Margaret Cranfield
Revd Margaret Devine
Mrs. Margaret Ware
Dr Margie Tolstoy
Ms Marguerite  Saffery
Mrs Maria Felix
Mrs Marika Savage-Lewis
The Revd. Mark Abrey
The Very Reverend Mark Bonney
Dr Mark Bostock
Revd Dr Mark Bratton
Mr Mark Charlton
Reverend Mark Laynesmith
Revd Mark Pudge
Mr Mark Stenhoff
Dr Mark Vernon
The Revd Canon Mark Williams
Mr Mark Wright
Dr Martin Corner
Mr Martin Courts
Reverend Martin John Lambourne
The Revd Martin Kelly
The Rev’d Dr Martin Kitchen
The Revd Dr Martin Russell Thomas
Reverend Mary Hancock
Mrs Mary Johnston
Rev’d Mary M Clarke
mrs Mary Talbott
Reverend Mary West
Mr Matt Pope
Mr Matt Stone
Mx Matthew Hall
Mrs Maureen Hackett
Revd Meg Johnson
Dr Meg Warner
The Revd Dr Megan Daffern
Revd Dr Melanie Marshall
Mrs Melissa Beynon
Father Michael Darwin Alston Roper
Revd Canon Dr Michael Graham Blyth
Mr. Michael J. Brown
Mr Michael John Bateman
Dr Michael O’Callaghan
Canon Michael Rawson
The Rev’d Michael Robinson
The Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove
Mr Michael Secker
Reverend Michael selby
The Rev Michael Wenham
Mr Mike Brownbill
Revd Mike Claridge
Mr Mike Hogg
The Revd. Mike Jones
Revd Mike Smith
Revd.NSM PTO Milly Broome
Read Dr Miranda Threlfall-Holmes
Very Revd Miriam Byrne Miriam Byrne
Reverend Mivhael Stuart Nattrass
The Revd Professor Morwenna Ludlow
Professor Muriel Robinson
Mrs Nädine Daniel
The Reverand Nancy May Johnson
Revd Nathan john jarvis
Mr Neil Nortcliffe
Mr Neil tryner
Mr Neville John Emslie
Mr Nic Tall
The Reverend Nicholas Angus Flint
Revd Dr Nicholas Bundock
The Rev’d Fr Nicholas Elder
The Rev’d Nicholas George
Doctor Nicholas Groves
The Very Reverend Nicholas Guy Coulton
Rev Canon Nicholas Jowett
Revd Canon Nicholas Martin Wood
Vicar of Costessey Nicholas Parry
Rev Nicholas Roberts
The Revd Canon Nicholas Wheeler
The Revd Nicky Skipworth
Revd Dr Nicola Bown
Revd Dr Nicola Moon
Dr Nicola Slee
Mr Nigel Chapelle
Reverend Nigel Craig Sinclair
Mr Oliver Giles
Dr Olivia Horsfall Turner
The Revd Dr Orion Edgar
Ms P Livingstone
Mrs Pam Jacob
Reverend Pam Smith
Mrs Pamela Walker MBE
Reverend Pat Holmes
Revd Patrick Aldred
Reverend Patrick Coleman
Revd Canon Dr Paul Andrews
Rev Paul Waters Paul Christopher Waters
Mr Paul Clevett
Mr Paul Edelin
Rev Dr Paul Edmondson
Mr Paul Magnall
Mr Paul Oliver
Rev’d Canon Paul Scott
Revd Paul Willis
Revd Pauline Pearson
Mrs Penelope Allen
Dr Penny Granger
Mrs Peppy Ulyett
Mr Peter Grant
Rev Peter Harding
Canon Dr Peter Sedgwick Peter Humphrey Sedgwick
Mr Peter John Shipp
Dr Peter Jonathan Marshall
The Reverend Peter Kettle
Prof. Peter McCullough
The Revd Canon Peter Moger
Dr Peter Owen
Reverend Canon Peter Philip Leonard
Mr Peter Pitcher
The Reverend Peter Swales
revd Peter Turnbull
Mr Phil Davis
Mr Phil Groom
Mr Phil Taylor
Revd Philip A L Maddock
Rev’d Philip Blackledge
Mr Philip Burland
Mr Philip Gardner
Revd. Canon Philip John Cunningham
Reverend Philip Young
Ms Philippa Sadgrove
Mrs Phyll Wood
Mrs Rachel Clark
Mrs Rachel Cotton
Ms Rachel Humphrey
Dr Rachel Jepson
Miss Rachel Scott
Dr Ramesh Mehay
The Reverend Ravi Holy
Revd Ray Anglesea
Rev Rayman Khan
Mrs Rebecca Moorhouse
Rev Mgr Reno Liegghio
Fr Rex Matthias
Ms Rhian Johns
The Rev’d Canon Professor Richard A. Burridge
Mr Richard Ashby
Dr Richard Edwards
The Reverend Canon Richard Franklin
Revd Richard Haggis
Revd Richard Lloyd Morgan
Father Richard Peers
Reverend Richard Thornburgh
The Revd Canon Richard Watson
Revd Canon Richard Wharton
The Reverend Canon Richard Williams
Rev’d Ricky Turner
Mr Rob Evans
Fr Rob Hall
Revd Canon Robert Gage
Canon Robert Hammond
Canon Dr Robert Paul Reiss
The Reverend Robert Pyne
Revd. Robert Ritchie
The Revd Robert Thompson
The Revd Dr Robert Tobin
Mr Robert William Hartley
The Reverend Robin Figg
Canon Robin Protheroe
Reverend Robin Usher
Ms Robyn Golden-Hann
The Revd Roderick Leece
Revd Roger Antell
canon roger anthony john Hill
Revd. Roger Burne
Reverend Ron Martin
Rev Ronald Hawkes
Fr. Rory Reynolds
Mrs Rosalind Lund
Mrs Rosanna Wakefield
Miss Rose Joyce Plumb
Mrs Rosemary Grainger
Rev’d Rosie Bates
Rev Canon Rosie Harper
Miss Rosie Homer
Revd Sem. Ross Meikle
Mrs Roz Burch
Rev Ruaidhrí Mac Giolla
Reverend Canon Ruth Cranmer
Revd Ruth Lampard
Mrs Ruth Shelton
Mrs Sally Barnes
Mrs Sally Lowe
Mrs Sally Milner
Mr Sam Dobbs
Mrs Samantha Warren
Ms Sara Gillingham
Rev Sarah
Revd Sarah Anne Hancox
Revd Sarah Colver
Revd Sarah Edmonds
Ms Sarah Howard-Jones
Mrs Sarah Macnab
Mrs Sarah Moore
Mrs Sarah Pugh
Mrs Sarah Tresidder
Mrs Sarah-Jayne Garner
The Reverend Sawyer
Dr Scot M. Peterson
Rev’d Dr Shannon Ledbetter
Canon Sharon Jones
Revd Dr Sharon Moughtin-Mumby
Mrs Shayne Ardron
Mrs Sheila Turnbull
Reverend Shirley Devine
Mrs Shirley Hoy
Mrs Siân Woodcock
Ms Sibylle Batten
Reverend Simon Cutmore
Mr Simon Herbert
Mr Simon Kershaw
Mr Simon Knowles
Mr Simon Lamey
Mr Simon Parkes
Revd Simon Robinson
Rev Simon Wilson
Mrs Sonia Gooderham
Ms Sophie Henstridge
The Revd Stella Bailey
Dr. Stephanie Burette
Revd Stephanie Couvela
Reverend Stephanie Stroebel
Mr Stephen De Silva
Rev’d Dr Stephen Edwards
Mr Stephen Foreshew-cain
Mr Stephen Howarth
Dr Stephen Linton
Rev’d Stephen McMahon
Mr. Stephen Robert Colver
Mr Stephen Spiilane
Mr Stephen Stokes
Reverend Stephen Winter
Father Steve Hall
The Revd Steven Cooper
Mr Steven James Gray
Revd Stuart cradduck
Mr Stuart Emmason
Reverend Sue Beverly
Mrs Sue Hart
Ms Sue Parks
Mrs Sue Whitlock
Ms Sue Williams
Canon Dr Susan Atkin
Revd Susan Bailey
Ms Susan Cooper
Revd Susan Hobley
Ms Susan Jones
Mrs Susan Toogood
Mrs Susan Withenshaw
Miss Susannah Clark
Mrs Suzanne Fletcher
Ms Suzy Ben-Nathan
Ms Tanya Ralph
Rt Revd Terry Elkington
Rev’d Thomas Cameron
Dr Thomas Jackson
Mr Thomas Musson
Mr Tim Brown
Mr Tim Everett
The Venerable Tim McClure
Dr Tim Middleton
Rev Tim Pickles
Mr. Timothy Cuthbertson
Mr Timothy Hupfield
Revd Canon Timothy John Russ
Mrs Tina Pownall
Dr Tony Bentley
Revd Tony Bryer
Fr Tony Curtis
Revd Trevor Donnelly
Mrs Ursula Parry
The Revd Br van der Weegen, OCist
Revd Dr Vaughan Roberts
Dr Victoria Elliott
Ms Victoria Stock
Mrs Vivien Gough
Mrs Wendy Drury
Rev Wendy Wale
The Revd Dr William Lamb
Mrs Winifred Anne Mellanby Lee
The Revd Wyn Beynon
Revd Yvonne Brae
Ms Yvonne Morland
Mrs Zoë Sprake