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Two new "flying bishops" appointed

Updated Friday

Two press notices from 10 Downing Street:
Suffragan See of Ebbsfleet
Suffragan See of Richborough

Lambeth Palace has issued this press release:

New Provincial Episcopal Visitors announced

Downing Street has today announced the appointment of the Reverend Jonathan Baker as Bishop of Ebbsfleet and the Reverend Norman Banks as the Bishop of Richborough, both of whom will be consecrated at a service at Southwark Cathedral on 16th June.

In line with the 1993 Act of Synod, the Archbishop of Canterbury has commissioned the Provincial Episcopal Visitors to work with the diocesan bishops to provide extended pastoral care and sacramental ministry, as well as acting as spokesmen and advisors, to ensure that ‘the integrity of differing beliefs and positions concerning the ordination of women to the priesthood should be mutually recognised and respected’.

The Revd Jonathan Baker who is currently Principal of Pusey House succeeds Bishop Andrew Burnham as Bishop of Ebbsfleet.

Commenting on his appointment, Jonathan Baker said:

‘The appointment of two new PEVs for the Southern Province is a real sign of commitment by the Church of England to the growth and renewal of every aspect of its common life, particularly its catholic tradition which I know and love. I look forward immensely to serving as Bishop of Ebbsfleet and to leading the clergy and lay people in my care to have confidence in their faith and in proclaiming the Gospel to all.’

The Revd Norman Banks who is currently Vicar of Walsingham, Houghton and Barsham, succeeds Bishop Keith Newton as Bishop of Richborough.

Commenting on his appointment, Norman Banks said:

‘One of the real pleasures and privileges of being Vicar of S. Mary’s is getting to know so many of the people who visit Walsingham regularly and make the Parish Church part of their pilgrimage.
I am both delighted and honoured that for those in the Richborough area I am about to have the opportunity and privilege of becoming their bishop and visiting them where they regularly worship. From the many recent conversations I have had, I believe that there is real desire across the Church of England to find a way for us to hold together with integrity and generosity. I hope the appointment of two new PEV’s will be seen as both ‘gift’ and ‘sign’ at this crucial time in the life of our Church.’

Welcoming the news, Dr Williams said:

‘I am very happy to welcome two such faithful and gifted priests as colleagues. They are taking up a very demanding pastoral ministry at a time of much upheaval and uncertainty, and will need our prayers and friendship as we work in the Church of England for a future in which there is full mutual respect and constructive work in mission to be undertaken together.

I am deeply grateful to those who have exercised pastoral care for traditionalist priests and parishes in recent months, especially Bishops John Ford, Mark Sowerby and Lindsay Urwin.’

ENDS

Notes to editors:

Revd Jonathan Baker

The Reverend Jonathan Baker (aged 44), studied at St John’s College, Oxford and then trained for the ordained ministry at St Stephen’s House, Oxford. He served his first curacy at Ascot Heath, in Oxford Diocese from 1993 to 1996. From 1996 he was firstly Curate at Reading St Mark before becoming Priest-in-Charge from 1996 to 1999, and then Vicar from 1999 to 2002. From 1996 to 1999 he was also Priest-in-Charge at Reading Holy Trinity and from 1999 to 2002 he was Vicar. Since 2003 he has been Principal at Pusey House in the diocese of Oxford and Honorary Curate at Oxford St Thomas in the diocese of Oxford.

Reverend Jonathan Baker is married to Jacqueline who is an academic publisher and they have three children, Dominic aged 16, William aged 12 and Caris aged 9.

Revd Norman Banks

The Reverend Norman Banks (aged 57), studied at Oriel College, Oxford and then trained for the ordained ministry at St Stephen’s House, Oxford. He served his first curacy at Newcastle Christ Church with St Ann from 1982 to 1987 and then Priest-in-Charge from 1987 to 1990 in the Diocese of Newcastle. From 1990 to 2000 he was Vicar of Tynemouth, Cullercoats St Paul in Newcastle Diocese. Since 2000 he has been Vicar of Walsingham, Houghton and Barsham in the diocese of Norwich and Rural Dean of Burnham and Walsingham from 2008. Since 2009 he has also been Chaplain to The Queen.

Press reports:

Riazat Butt Guardian Archbishop of Canterbury appoints flying bishops

…Mindful of the rows convulsing sections of the church, Williams welcomed Baker and Banks, describing them as “faithful and gifted”.

“They are taking up a very demanding pastoral ministry at a time of much upheaval and uncertainty, and will need our prayers and friendship as we work in the Church of England for a future in which there is full mutual respect and constructive work in mission to be undertaken together.”

He said they would be a permanent fixture in the Church of England, even though the draft law on women bishops does away with the positions.

At a press conference at Lambeth Palace, Williams said: “I have two new suffragans and General Synod can’t simply take them away. The pastoral need will not go away.”

Still no other UK MSM coverage of this announcement, but some reactions from church organisations:

Forward in Faith UK

A Statement from the Chairman of the Catholic Group in General Synod

A Statement issued by the Master General of The Society of the Holy Cross

Women and the Church (WATCH)

Two New Provincial Episcopal Visitors Announced

WATCH is deeply disappointed at the appointment of two new Provincial Episcopal Visitors. They will be bishops who do not recognise women as priests, and oppose the appointment of women as bishops. The vast majority of people inside and outside the Church of England want to see the Church led by women as well as men. The risk of these two appointments is that they will haul us back to a position where women priests and bishops are ‘nearly but not quite’ on a par with their male colleagues.

However the legislation for women bishops is currently out for consultation across the Dioceses. It contains generous provisions for those opposed to women bishops. These two new PEVs will no doubt be invited to play their part in pastoral and sacramental ministry in accordance with the provisions in the draft legislation. In appointing such bishops, who will remain permanently in place (though not as PEVs) after the legislation has been approved, the Archbishop is reinforcing the generosity and adequacy of those provisions.

Women priests, along with countless others, will have been inspired during the royal wedding last Friday when the Bishop of London, quoting St Catherine of Siena, said, “Be who God wants you to be and you will set the world on fire”. We hope that the Church of England will very soon set free women as well as men to become all that God calls them to be.

Group for Rescinding the Act of Synod – copied below the fold.

GRAS press release:

Appointment of two “flying bishops”

Appointing two new PEVs at this stage in the Women Bishop’s Legislation consultation
is deeply undermining of that synodical process and a further institutionalisation of the
fearful ecclesiology underlying the ‘Act of Synod’, the spirit of which will be perpetuated
by these appointments.

At Easter we celebrate the Risen Christ refusing to be locked out by his frightened
followers. So why has this very moment been chosen to appoint two new Bishops whose
reason for existence is to protect a small number of clergy and laity from their fear of
women mediating the Risen Christ in their midst and offering them Peace?

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Rose
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Rose

Interesting! Baker, is a freemason. Banks has kept his distance from the See of Richborough!!

Swish new Church
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Swish new Church

Congratulations to these two but it’s perhaps a little odd that they have both been “raised up” from places which are not under the very Extended Episcopal Oversight which they will be expected to provide for others. There is a lesson here (not a new one!), petitioning for Extended Episcopal Oversight is not a good career move!

Richard
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Richard

@Rose – How do you know that? Is there a way of finding out?

Fr Mark
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Fr Mark

At 44, Jonathan Baker has 26 years before retirement (and Norman Banks has 13). The Archbishop (acting unilaterally?) is therefore saddling his successors for the next 26 years with a perpetual dissentient and quite possibly disillusioned voice on the bench of bishops as women also join it and rise through its ranks. Is that wise, I wonder?

It sounds as if a Non-juring episcopate (a future Pusey Province?) is being given life by the Archbishop. Were the faithful in the pews asked what they think about it?

Fr James
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Fr James

Fr Mark – just because the legislation for women bishops is ‘in process’ it doesn’t mean that the current legal situation is in any way different. The Episcopal Ministry Act of Synod is still in effect, and so ‘resolution C’ parishes are still entitled to extended episcopal care.

Do you not think it would be extraordinarily arrogant to not appoint any PEVs based on what *might* happen? The future is not set in stone, as they say…

Benedict
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Benedict

Father James is absolutely right in his observations concerning comments posted by Father Mark. WATCH, too, has sought, in the past, to scupper the appointment of two new flying bishops, when it was announced Bishops Newton and Burnham would be replaced. We are not yet in that place where everything has been decided and finalised. Dictatorship has not yet got a stranglehold on the Church, thankfully!

John
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John

I think this is a good thing. I don’t see why, Father Mark, JB has to be described as a ‘perpetual dissentient voice’. He just disagrees on this one issue. Is he disrespectful/boorish to women priests? I know no evidence that he is. His behaviour at Synod over the last few years has shown that he is deeply committed to the C of E, as, indeed, this appointment confirms. He is also a very clever person. This should provide considerable encouragement to those FiF people – still the very considerable majority – who do not want to jump ship. I… Read more »

Fr Mark
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Fr Mark

Fr James: do we think the same legislative framework currently in place regarding PEVs is likely to be still there in 26 years’ time, though? Honestly? I wasn’t saying that no PEV-equivalent provision should be made at present, merely that setting in stone the current “church within a church” arrangement may not be what the rest of the C of E actually wants. Based on how badly things went with the three former PEVs’ departure for the Ordinariate, I would think it highly unlikely that most Anglicans wish to see replicated or continued the “See of Ebbsfleet” separatist mentality which… Read more »

Jean Mary Mayland
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Jean Mary Mayland

THese appointments are despicable. In response to an advert from his Appointments Secretary many of us wrote asking that that he wait until next year when the new legislation will, God willing be approved and hopefully such posts disappear. He has nevertheless appointed them – maybe in the hope that next time he and Sentamu will push through their heretical amendment. It is a slap in the face for faithful women priests

Jean Mayland

Erika Baker
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Erika Baker

It’s likely that there will be some provisions for those who cannot accept female bishops, even if maybe ony informal ones. Unless there is a surprising vote against any provisions, these 2 bishops will be needed for many years to come.

sally Barnes
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sally Barnes

It would have been perfectly possible as the legislation is being discussed and voted on by the end of the year to have waited. It usually takes far longer to appoint bishops anyway. Why this unseemly haste? There are other bishops in the College of Bishops who would “qualify” to cover for these posts. Now they are permanent the spirit of the Act of Synod will live on and be just as undermining/damaging as it has been for the past 17 years acting as a barrier for those who could have experienced the ministry of women and may have changed… Read more »

Robert Ian Williams
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Robert Ian Williams

No Evangelical flying bishop..what a slap in the face for Reform.

Grumpy High Church Woman
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Grumpy High Church Woman

‘At a press conference at Lambeth Palace, Williams said: “I have two new suffragans and General Synod can’t simply take them away. The pastoral need will not go away.”‘

Well, that is General Synod put back in its box, I guess. But could Synod refuse to pay for them …?

commentator
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commentator

True: he’s a Mason and doesn’t hide it. Not an ideal recruit for the the Ordinariate, perhaps.

Is it true he’s to be part-time / non-stipendiary?

Father Ron Smith
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“The Revd Norman Banks who is currently Vicar of Walsingham, Houghton and Barsham, succeeds Bishop Keith Newton as Bishop of Richborough.” Does this mean that the Anglican Shrine of our Lady at Walsingham will become a PEV Peculiar, where women will forever be forbidden to celebrate the Eucharist at this very English Shrine celebrating the remarkable ministry of a female? In view of the fact that General Synod has not yet determined how they will vote on the subject of women bishops, this action may seem just a wee bit provocative, No? Is this the first step in the determination… Read more »

Geoff
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“Do you not think it would be extraordinarily arrogant to not appoint any PEVs based on what *might* happen?”

As Fr Mark suggests, there are many poles between “not appointing” and picking. It can hardly be that there were no candidates of that persuasion of a more advanced age! Even Rome showed that it is not beyond electing a “caretaker” in the last conclave.

JCF
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JCF

“Does this mean that the Anglican Shrine of our Lady at Walsingham will become a PEV Peculiar, where women will forever be forbidden to celebrate the Eucharist at this very English Shrine celebrating the remarkable ministry of a female?”

If so, THAT would be a cause for ecclesial disobedience if ever I heard one!

From a TEC Yank POV, this is beyond bizarre (and not in a good way).

mark wharton
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mark wharton

“God willing” says Jean Maryland. What if He is not willing….

John
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John

I think this is a good thing. I don’t see why, Father Mark, JB has to be described as a ‘perpetual dissentient voice’. He just disagrees on this one issue. Is he disrespectful/boorish to women priests? I know no evidence that he is. His behaviour at Synod over the last few years has shown that he is deeply committed to the C of E, as, indeed, this appointment confirms. He is also a very clever person. This should provide considerable encouragement to those FiF people – still the very considerable majority – who do not want to jump ship. I… Read more »

Philip Hobday
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Philip Hobday

I should say I am in favour of the consecration of women to the episcopate. But I think these appointments are clearly necessary. It is not yet clear whether the legislation for women bishops will be enacted, or what form of provision might be incorporated, or the impact of any change on the wider church. To let these appointments lapse would leave a significant portion of the Church of England without episcopal pastoral care of the kind they were promised in 1992. One cannot leave a group of clergy and parishes without episcopal oversight while we wait for the outcome… Read more »

John
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John

‘the dissidents in the Church of England who seem determined to bar women from the Sacred Ministry?’

Come on, Father Ron, this is the language of the Politburo. ‘Dissidents’? And there are woman priests, don’t you know? They’re not determined to bar women bishops: they know and acknowledge they will come: they disagree with the theology; they’re trying to reach an accommodation: on one level, unsatisfactory both to them and ‘us’. But that’s the nature of accommodation. It’s better than the alternative which is folly and needless destruction.

Richard Ashby
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Richard Ashby

I, too, don’t understand why these bishops have been replaced with such haste. It was only the other month that temporary arrangements were announced to cover their predecessors’ resignations. Surely those arrangements could have sufficed until the future was a bit clearer? With regard to Walsingham, this has already returned to the state of being a sectarian shrine with its continuing refusal to allow women to celebrate the Eucharist there. The Glastonbury Pilgrimage has been cancelled this year, ostensibly because of the increasing cost of travel. Newspapers have speculated that falling attendances are the real reason, caused by the Pilgrimage… Read more »

Perry Butler
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Perry Butler

Isnt the Roman rite used at Pusey House? Not the ethos it had when i worshipped there in the 1970’s when Fr Cheslyn Jones was Principal.

Erika Baker
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Erika Baker

Richard,
There’s nothing to stop non-FIF Anglicans to organise a Glastonbury Pilgrimage. Some would be quite glad if it become a more open event!

Mark Wharton
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Mark Wharton

Geoff: “Even Rome showed that it is not beyond electing a “caretaker” in the last conclave” what on earth does that mean?

Benedict
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Benedict

Richard Ashby – ‘Will Walsingham go the same way?’ I love the conspiracy theory about Glastonbury. Nonsense. Speculation is exactly that, stirred up by a media who thrive on opportunities to see dissent where there is none. And as to whether Walsingham will go the same way, how do you account for the fact that, despite its position on the ordination of women, numbers of pilgrims are actually increasing and not declining? Our parish goes every year, and the annual waiting time becomes ever longer, because of the growth.

Richard Ashby
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Richard Ashby

Erica,
I personally no longer care for these triumphalist and anachronistic demonstrations of religious fervour.

The Glastonbury Pilgrimage dates from 1924, the height of the Anglo Catholic movement which no longer has either the influence or the respect it once had. In 2011 the organising Pilgrimage Committee perhaps ought to be more reflective of the CofE in the West of England as it actually is today and could then organise a pilgrimage which would be more open and indeed more hospitable, less sectarian and hopefully more popular and successful.

sally barnes
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sally barnes

I don’t think anyone is saying do not provide support or “protection” for those opposed. There is plenty of provision proposed in the legislation for them. But it would have been perfectly possible for two already serving bishops to have been appointed to cover for these roles until the outcome of the legislation is clear. I can think of at least two in the College of Bishops who would qualify right now. It does appear an unseemly rush and shows a real begrudging and half hearted attitude towards ordained women – and how women generally are perceived. “Becoming what God… Read more »

Tristan
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Tristan

Can I gently remind the commentators of Thinking Anglicans that those who do not accept the ministry of women are loyal Anglicans and are following the same precepts which The Church of England and the rest of Christendom has followed only until recent decades. The level of hostility shown on this blog is horrific and I fear one of the most uncharitable sites I’ve seen in years (Simon, please take note of this – I’ve been a reader for years.). Why don’t you just come out and say that you despise them and hope they leave, out into the outer… Read more »

Fr John
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Fr John

People who make the kind of comments posted by Jean Mayland make me deeply ashamed to be a member of the Church of England. I appreciate that feelings are running high in some quarters, but such downright rude and uncharitable comments are quite unacceptable. They do a great disservice to the ministry of women. Most of the women priests I know are sympathetic and understanding of those who in conscience cannot accept their ministry. Many I know are quite appalled at the lack of provision for those opposed in the current proposed legislation. Given the make up of the new… Read more »

Father Ron Smith
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“Their appointments will bring joy and a renewed sense of confidence to many, who will look to them to give to the whole of the Church of England an understanding and recognition of its Catholic identity.” – Fr. David Houlding SHC – David Houlding here infers that the recognition of further ‘Flying Bishops’ in the Church of England will somehow “give to the whole of the C.of E. an understanding and recognition of its Catholic identity”. Well, excuse my asking this; but was the Catholic identity of the Church of England actually dependant on its recognition of the necessity of… Read more »

Richard Ashby
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Richard Ashby

Tristan I don’t think anyone here would cast them out ‘into outer darkness where they belong’ but there is an important point in that those who are at odds with the direction the Church of England is going do have other options. One is to take advantage of the RC Ordinariate, another is to stay and accept what is happening and to make the best of it – as many of us have to do over all sorts of issues. Furthermore, as has been well expressed here, the perpetuation of the system of flying bishops is feared to undermine the… Read more »

George
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George

Pusey House does not use the Roman Rite. Unlike the vast majority of Parishes which are under the care of PEVs.

Fr James
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Fr James

I’m not sure anyone will ever get anywhere by complaining about the use of the Roman Rite. Bishops generally don’t put a stop to it because a) there are lots of evangelical parishes which don’t use any formal liturgy at all (and I know they have lay presidency at communion!) and b) some bishops ask their clergy to use Methodist communion rites on a regular basis, in LEPs and such things.

Father Ron Smith
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I wonder whether the action of the ABC in approving the appointment of further PEVs could be likened in any way to the actions of TEC and the Anglican Church of Canada in their approval of SSBs and the ordination of Gay Bishops?

In other words, under the new Covenant discipline, could this action on PEVs be considered contrary to the intention of any other Province of the Anglican Communion, that might cause the C.of E. to be relegated to a 2nd tier membership?
Just asking!

Geoff
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“what on earth does that mean?” It’s one thing to appoint a successor as required by the as yet unchanged legal situation but one hardly needs to pick such a youthful candidate who could have trouble functioning as a CoE bishop after his “integrity” is no longer formally recognized. Contra Fr James, I don’t think there’s any arrogance in noting that a candidate of a “safer” age could be chosen in the present climate of uncertainty, or that Fr Mark’s comments necessarily imply that the position should not be filled *at all.* I think His Holiness would take exception to… Read more »

Father David
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Father David

It seems to me as though Mrs. Mayland has lost it by using one of the most abusive words in the ecclesiastical lexicon – “heretical” – to describe the Archbishops’ amendment. By implication does she also regard the Pope and the Ecumenical Patriarch as “heretical” by failing to support her unorthodox innovation?

Swish new church
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Swish new church

Geoff et al, I believe that you are advocating an illegal action – discrimination on the grounds of age. The Church does not enjoy an exemption from that piece of legislation and so a 44 year old is just as entitled to be considered as a 64 year old. To attempt to appoint a “night-watchman” would be illegal. Furthermore, one cannot “rig” the appointment just to suit the anticipated result of a legislative process and “Integrity” does not need quotation marks. Under the 1993 Act of Synod both integrities are equally valued and recognised in the Church of England in… Read more »

Fr Levi
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I’ve just trawled through all the comments on this thread. The most important thing I’ve learned is that some seem to find it harder to be gracious in victory than others find it to be gracious in defeat. Women bishops will soon be a reality in the CofE – is it really so much to ask that those who have difficulty with this decision should continue to have a place in their Church?

Fr Mark
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Fr Mark

Swish new church: “I believe that you are advocating an illegal action – discrimination on the grounds of age.”

Canon C2.3 already does legislate for discrimination in the episcopate on the grounds of age (though not Jonathan Baker’s particular age, of course!), in fact: “No person shall be consecrated bishop except he be at least 30 years of age”

Fr Mark
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Fr Mark

Fr Levi: “Women bishops will soon be a reality in the CofE – is it really so much to ask that those who have difficulty with this decision should continue to have a place in their Church?” That is not the issue I was intending to raise. My point was that it is perhaps unwise of the Archbishop (and I think he should have asked Synod first anyway) to write a 26-year future into the current episcopal oversight arrangements as they stand. There are other ways to provide episcopal oversight at present for the disaffected. There has been a problem… Read more »

Father Ron Smith
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What really is at issue in all of these arguments, of course, is whether God intended women to be eternally barred from priestly ministry. The other matter is whether God never intended women to have any authority in the Church (as bishops). When these two questions are settled (if ever), perhaps a more dispassionate argument could be mounted – especially by the anti-women-clergy sodality. Scripturally, there is still the (minor?) matter of what was Jesus’ intention when he sent Mary Magdalene to inform his disciples of his resurrection. Or was that just a convenience? The Brothers didn’t believe her then,… Read more »

Geoff
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I use quotation marks not to impugn the integrity of those in question, but to indicate that I was using “integrity” in the “insider” sense that has become a bit of a buzzword in the CoE. The original reference to respect for integrity of those who disagree with the CoE’s ordination of women has often been spun into a kind “One Country Two Systems” policy of both ordaining and not ordaining priests. This is a mindset that the provincial episcopi vagantes can promote, witness the exception taken to the use of “dissidents.” So cozy is the “accommodation” made for dissent… Read more »

Father David
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Father David

“episcopi vagantes” – bit insulting innit, Geoff?

Mark Wharton
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Mark Wharton

I find this whole argument fascenating; I left the anglican church to join the Catholic Church some time ago now. I was NOT convinced that women were not called to the priesthood, but I was unsure. I think that all those involved in this debate need to be less sure of thier position, less ready to condemn those who disagree with them and finally to take down the barriers. All people in this debate have to accept that they may be wrong, in favour of the move or not. We simply do not know.

Perry Butler
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Perry Butler

Presumably if PEV’s are abolished, they can move across and become suffragans in a diocese and presumably can be used as “acceptable” bishops in those parishes which will not receive their women ordaining diocesan.It might have been better to have simply designated 3 suffragan sees as sees that would normally have a “traditionalist” bishop in 1993 and spared us the expence of the PEV’s. It is surely interesting that the Bishop of Beverley who had previously been a suffragan in the Blackburn diocese has not crossed the Tiber nor have hardly any clergy and people in his care. I doubt… Read more »

Fr Levi
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Hi Geoff,

isn’t the term ‘dissidents’ a little harsh (or did you mean it to be tongue in cheek?)? Those opposed to women bishops are the minority within the CofE, but they are the majority in terms of the wider Church. And if the CofE can’t find a way of meeting their needs, what message does that send to the wider Church & what are the implications for the unity which we are all called to work towards?

Geoff
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“bit insulting innit, Geoff?” Priests elevated to the episcopate without the intention of serving any see, but rather to wander across a province serving a faction centred around a doctrinal conflict and in practice functioning as a quasi-church-within-a-church in only limited communion with the larger body: what would you call it? In Canada I could possibly understand the reasoning, since we have quite sensibly treated the question of women in orders “en banc” and those Anglicans of a non-Chalcedonian (“FiF” if you will, though the organization itself doesn’t really exist here) persuasion on Holy Orders would have to know not… Read more »

Fr Mark
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Fr Mark

Mark Wharton: “All people in this debate have to accept that they may be wrong, in favour of the move or not. We simply do not know.”

If I understand your comment correctly, then, you are so liberal or agnostic on this issue that you joined the RC Church (in which no difference of opinion on the matter is permitted)?

Perry Butler
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Perry Butler

Like Fr Mark I am puzzled by those who join the Roman Catholic Church because of womens ordination. As RIW would no doubt insist..you join the RC Church because you believe it is the true church and accept tout court the papal claims and papal magesterial authority in faith and morals.That has been in place more or less in its present form since 1870…”Papalist” Anglicanism has always been a pretty curious phenomenon.