When it comes to issues of gender and sexuality the Church of England is a church divided.
From women bishops to gay clergy Anglican leaders have papered over the theological cracks by avoiding taking decisive action.
This week the church's governing body, the General Synod, meets in London.
Stephen Sackur asked the Bishop of Fulham, John Broadhurst, how much longer Anglicans will stay together in a communion of convenience.
You can watch the full interview on BBC News Channel on Tuesday 9th February 2010 at 04.30 and 23.30 GMT.
And on BBC World News at 04:30, 09:30, 15:30, 21:30 GMT.