Comments: House of Bishops - senior women clergy representatives

Great news! Except that the women won't be there in September when the House of Bishops discusses possible arrangements for those who won't accept women bishops. Surely, surely this electoral process can be sped up? Just change the dates.......I'm sure the women concerned could get themselves ready to vote by next week if the lawyers would let them?

Posted by Hilary Cotton at Friday, 7 June 2013 at 4:27pm BST

Re the timetable for electing the female regional representatives to the House of Bishops, perhaps the Bishops would care to explain how the first election is to take place "by 1 October 2013" when the Regional Electors (who will comprise the Regional Electoral Colleges) are to hold office for a period of three years "beginning on 1 December 2013."

Posted by David Lamming at Friday, 7 June 2013 at 8:55pm BST

Over-engineered by the lawyers. The putative electors could readily decide on six names straight away, doing it by email, and have then attend in September, replacing them with the six elected under the convoluted system later. I bet the final group would not be that much different.

Posted by Anthony Archer at Friday, 7 June 2013 at 11:22pm BST
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