(C of E) Statement on the conclusion of the meeting of the House of Bishops

The House of Bishops of the Church of England has today expressed its encouragement and support for new robust processes and steps in bringing forward to General Synod the necessary legislation to consecrate women to the episcopate.

At a special meeting at Lambeth Palace today, the House reviewed the progress to develop proposals to enable women to become bishops at the earliest possible date. The meeting also considered changes to future meetings so as to ensure that eight senior women clergy will be participants in all meetings of the House and its standing committee.

The House was briefed on the two meetings held in January by the working group under the chairmanship of the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. All 10 of the members of the working group attended the House of Bishops meeting. The House also received an account of the intensive, facilitated conversations held by the group with 15 others from a wide range of viewpoints on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

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One comment on “(C of E) Statement on the conclusion of the meeting of the House of Bishops

  1. dwstroudmd+ says:

    “They who marry the Spirit of the Age soon find themselves widowers.”
    Apparently it is also true that some people exist solely to be an example to others of how to subvert a legitimate process so as to achieve their understanding of higher goals. Way to go, defenders of the zeitgeist!