davidould.net has obtained the order of service for the service of Morning Prayer on 14 September during which the marriage of John Davis and Robert Whalley was affirmed.
There is no mention in the order of service of a blessing for Davis and Whalley and yet it is clear from photographs and the comments of those who were there that there was a recognition and affirmation of the marriage. The hymns and readings chosen for the occasion are those which might be chosen for a wedding service. One of the pictures appears to show Bishop John Parkes addressing the entire congregation as Davis and Whalley are visibly standing apart from the congregation and in a position of prominence (click on pictures to see full size).
Photographs as publicly posted on social media.
feature image: Churches Australia