Comments: WATCH responds to House of Bishops Standing Committee

WATCH has put into words what many of us in the world-wide Anglican Communion - outside of the Church of England - think about the need to proceed with the Ordination of Women as Bishops in that Church.

The implementation of the C.of E. House of Bishops Amendment 5.1.c. - to the original Measure approved by the previous meeting of the General Synod - would be a 'step too far' for those who believe that Women ought to be included in the episcopal leadership of all churches of the Communion, without having their ministry accounted defective in any way by a minority in the Church.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Sunday, 9 September 2012 at 11:53pm BST

"WATCH is very encouraged to see that complete withdrawal of Clause 5(1)c received the most positive response in the Church of England’s summer consultation process"

Did it? Is that widely known? It's the first I have heard of it... does anyone have a link to anything supporting this?

Posted by Daniel Walters at Monday, 10 September 2012 at 9:59am BST

Daniel
This refers to the press release reproduced here:
http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/archives/005644.html

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Monday, 10 September 2012 at 12:07pm BST

The Church of England risks enormous damage to the Anglican brand worldwide if it does not provide for the episcopal ministry of women, on a basis equal to that of men.

Posted by Jeremy at Monday, 10 September 2012 at 12:15pm BST
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