General Synod to vote soon on Women Bishops

As if the recent US Presidential election was not cliff hanger enough, we now have the vote in General Synod on the matter of Women Bishops.

42 out of 44 Dioceses have voted in favour of permitting women to become bishops. The debate left is only how to handle those who in good conscience can't accept this while at the sametime not making women second class bishops. This issue led to the postponement of the vote at the last meeting of the Church of England's General Synod in July

Both the current Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and the Archbishop of Canterbury designate, Dr Justin Welby have made strong public statements asking Synod to vote through the motion as it now stands, so that the church can move on.

Supporters of this measure may be interested to register that support through the website set up by the Church Mouse Blog
Yes 2 Women Bishops.