Comments: February General Synod - women in the episcopate

The statement of guiding principles annexed to 1064 leave me confused:

" . . . the Church of England acknowledges that its own
clear decision on ministry and gender is set within a broader process of
discernment within the Anglican Communion and the whole Church of

We are required to accept that the CofE has reached a clear decision on the issue, but that the greater part of the Church has not. Does that make it a provisional clear decision or a clear provisional decision?

Is it clear that the decision is revocable or confirmable in the light of international agreement?

Posted by Labarum at Friday, 17 January 2014 at 1:15pm GMT

Well, Labarum; one might acknowledge that the Church of England is still part of 'the whole Church of God', while not representing all of it.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Saturday, 18 January 2014 at 10:16am GMT
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