Wednesday, 2 April 2008

EV News: Welsh Synod fails to pass women bishops legislation

The General Synod of the Church in Wales has this afternoon rejected a motion to permit the consecration of women as Bishops.

As legislation the motion required a 2/3rd majority from each of the three houses of the Synod - Bishops, Clergy and Laity. The vote passed in the houses of Bishops and Laity but failed to secure a 2/3rds majority in the house of clergy as 18 voted against and 27 in favour (60% rather than 66.6%). Read more

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