Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Church of England votes on women bishops

Please pray for all those voting today at the Church of England's General Synod. 

For those who do not know what is happening, the CofE is deciding whether to ordain women to the episcopate or not. The vote is predicted to be on a knife-edge. It is opposed by Conservative Evangelical and Anglo-Catholic groupings. And there may be enough voting members who, while they are not opposed to the idea in principle, believe that the 'measure' (as it is constantly referred to) does not contain adequate provisions for alternative episcopal oversight for those who can not accept this change.

There are articles from the Guardian on it here and the Telegraph here if you would like to know more.
And here is a link to the Guardian's live blog from the Synod. 
Live audio here.

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