Posts Tagged ‘Women bishops’

Church of England hierarchy set on having women bishops

Friday, December 14th, 2012

The bishops of the Church of England have declared they are determined to enable women to be ordained bishops. Following a meeting to consider the rejection of women bishops at the recent general synod, they “acknowledged the profound and widespread sense of anger, grief and disappointment felt by so many” and expressed their commitment to Read more

Resigning bishops a supreme sacrifice for women

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

How ironic that as the Church of England was voting against women bishops, I was trying to buy Divine Women; a series for television by historian Brittany Hughes who dares to consider when God was a girl. Whilst some must have been celebrating at the result, others were distraught.  ‘I’m ashamed to be part of the Read more

Opponents of women bishops have only put off the evil day

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Really, you couldn’t make it up. The Church of England, because of its arcane and dysfunctional, though supposedly democratic, voting procedures, has yet again decided that someone who really is a priest (that’s what they believe), and is worthy of promotion, is not necessarily eligible to be made into a bishop. I say nothing about Read more

Anglican archbishops regret defeat for women bishops

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Both the Archbishop of Canterbury and his newly-appointed successor are dismayed at the defeat of a proposal to ordain women as bishops in the Church of England. After hours of debate, the proposal for women bishops won the required two-thirds majority from the general synod’s house of bishops and house of clergy, but was four Read more

Beware a sharp prod in the vestry

Friday, November 23rd, 2012
David Cameron

Michael Deacon watches David Cameron give his views on women bishops in the Church of England at Prime Minister’s Questions. And on the eighth day God created Prime Minister’s Question Time. And pretty swiftly He regretted it, for He saw that it was not good, especially when they did all that silly shouting and artificial Read more

English Anglican women bishops proposal pleases no one

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The ordination of women as Church of England bishops may still be in doubt after a concession to traditional Anglicans. Even those who campaigned for women to be allowed to be a part of the episcopacy may now themselves vote against the proposal. The English Church’s House of Bishops gave its approval to the proposed Read more

Church of England votes on women bishops

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The Church of England cleared another legislative hurdle to appointing women bishops, but traditionalist opponents warned on Monday the move was not a foregone conclusion. Some Anglican provinces already have women bishops, including Australia, the United States and Canada, but the ordination of women and homosexuals as bishops as well as same-sex marriages remain the Read more