Saturday, 31 March 2012
Anglican Covenant: Manchester Diocesan Synod
Updated Saturday afternoon to add numbers of abstentions
Updated Sunday to correct date of Southwell & Nottingham synod
Manchester diocesan synod voted on the Anglican Covenant motion this morning.
The motion in favour of the covenant was defeated in all three houses.
Bishops: 1 for / 2 against / 0 abstentions
Clergy: 15 for / 25 against / 0 abstentions
Laity: 12 for / 23 against / 7 abstentions
With this result the current figures are 25 diocesan synods against and 15 in favour of the Covenant.
The remaining four dioceses will vote after Easter: Southwell & Nottingham (21 April), Chichester (21 April), Newcastle (28 April) and York (28 April).
Posted by Peter Owen on
Saturday, 31 March 2012 at 11:31am BST
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I've not double-checked the spreadsheet - but it looks as if the overall number voting against has now overtaken those voting for the covenant. Some seem to feel that the overall figure is significant.
Looking over the overall numbers, has anyone an explanation for the extraordinary results in Derby?
Not only did the bishop vote no to the covernant, but only one priest and only two lay members voted yes (possibly one lay member and two priests -- my memory is a bit hazy).
And has anyone got a list of the bishops who voted no -- which diocesans and which suffragans?
It does NOT always rain in Manchester - at least, not on this parade. Deo gratias!
Peter, unless there has been a change of date that I haven't been told of yet, I have S&N diocesan synod in my diary for Saturday, 21 April rather than Thursday, 12th.
I'm just back from holiday, so I'll contact the diocesan office tomorrow to check.
I am sure you are correct, particularly as the S&N diocesan website gives the date as 21 April. I have corrected the date above.
I originally took the date from a secondary source.