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Evangelicals/Catholics lay out conditions for women bishops: Anglican Ink, November 28, 2012 November 28, 2012

Posted by geoconger in Anglican Ink, Church of England, Women Priests.
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Anglo-Catholics and Evangelicals will not block new attempts by the General Synod of the Church of England to introduced legislation permitting the consecration of women clergy to the episcopate, provided adequate safeguards are introduced to protect liberty of conscience, freedom of worship and association for the members of the Church of England opposed to the innovation.

On 28 Nov 2012 the chairman of the Catholic Group in General Synod the Rev. Canon Simon Killwick and the chairman of the conservative Evangelical group Reform the Rev. Preb. Rod Thomas released a statement  pledging their cooperation with the proposals set forth by Archbishops’ Council to reintroduce legislation on women bishops for consideration at the July meeting of General Synod.

At the close of their 27-28 meeting, the Archbishops’ Council released a statement saying that some of their members were saddened and shocked by the outcome of the women’s bishop vote.  Therefore, “the Council decided that a process to admit women to the episcopate needed to be restarted at the next meeting of the General Synod in July 2013.”

Read it all in Anglican Ink.


1. Fradgan - November 28, 2012

“saddened and shocked”?? Oh, the humanity.

2. Briddy - November 29, 2012

Sadly they are not the only Anglicans in the World Wide Communion and have not had to witness as the other provinces around the world have of either the outright finger pointing from other denominations and non believers or quiet condolances as if someone died – at what “a mess” they have made by not regarding women as equals in their corner of the world. But some sure do like to play their power games. although they can call call it anything else they like – but it still is dangerous game that only drives people away from not just Anglicanism but Christianity. Misogynist sexism not only wounds all women in the overall Anglican Church but it signals to all that full equallity is not essential and may even have some reflect that if this is how Christian men and women act against their own Christian women then perhaps there is even no God. Or at least not a loving God for all.

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