Comments: Women Bishops: electronic voting results

It looks rather as if the Traditionalist Catholics abstained,and the hard line conservative evangelicals voted against. A weakening of the old policy of co-belligerence that has been evident since Anglican / Methodist reunion...a ray of hope perhaps?

Posted by Perry Butler at Monday, 24 February 2014 at 9:15am GMT

In Chichester, the Bishop abstained on the amending canon while the Anglo Catholic Archdeacon of Chichester, and the conservative and now rather notorious evangelical, Mrs Andrea Minichiello Williams, both voted against.

On the suspension of Standing orders, both the Bishop and Archdeacon voted for, while Mrs Williams again voted against - fighting in the last ditch again.

Posted by Richard Ashby at Monday, 24 February 2014 at 11:11am GMT

The first votes are in on the Article 8 reference.
St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Diocesan Synod this morning (St David's Day - 1st March) voted overwhelmingly to approve the new proposals for women in the episcopate.
Voting figures were:
House of Laity: 62 for, 0 against, 1 abstention;
House of Clergy: 48 for, 0 against, 2 abstentions;
House of Bishops: 1 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions.

Posted by David Lamming at Saturday, 1 March 2014 at 10:57pm GMT

Further voting figures on the Article 8 reference from two other diocesan synods that met on 1st March.

Guildford:
Laity: 36 for, 1 against, 3 abstentions
Clergy: 34 for, 3 against, 2 abstentions
Bishops: Bishop of Dorking did not vote but indicated his support (according to diocesan website)

Ripon and Leeds:
Laity: 35 for, 1 against, 2 abstentions
Clergy: 37 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions
Bishops: 1 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions.

Posted by David Lamming at Sunday, 2 March 2014 at 11:15pm GMT

Many thanks for this info David. We will publish a post listing all the diocesan results when there are a few more than now, and will then continue to update it over the following several weeks.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Sunday, 2 March 2014 at 11:46pm GMT
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