Comments: Royal Assent for Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure 2014

Just the promulgation to go, then?

Posted by Dan at Thursday, 23 October 2014 at 1:56pm BST

Hasn't the Queen also got to sign something to do with the Canon?

Posted by Susan Cooper at Thursday, 23 October 2014 at 3:45pm BST

Measure needs to be promulged and Amending Canon 33 passed on 17 November. About time!

Posted by Anthony Archer at Thursday, 23 October 2014 at 3:49pm BST

Her Gracious Majesty may possibly now be comfortable with the possibility of gender equivalents in the leadership and guidance of the Church - of which she remains its titular Governor. God save the Queen!

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Thursday, 23 October 2014 at 9:12pm BST

How appropriate that the second Queen Elizabeth completes what the first of that name constituted in 1559.

Posted by robert ian williams at Thursday, 23 October 2014 at 11:12pm BST

You are right Susan. The Queen has to issue a royal licence for the canon before it can be promulged. But this is expected - see my earlier article here:

http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/archives/006759.html

Posted by Peter Owen at Friday, 24 October 2014 at 10:50am BST

So, when do the job interviews begin in dioceses that have a vacancy for Bishops?

Posted by Nigel Baldwin at Friday, 24 October 2014 at 3:27pm BST

"So, when do the job interviews begin in dioceses that have a vacancy for Bishops?"

Posted by: Nigel Baldwin on Friday, 24 October 2014 at 3:27pm BST

In respect of vacant *diocesan* sees, it could be as soon as 2nd and 3rd December when the Crown Nominations Commission meets to determine its preferred candidate for the vacant see of Southwell and Nottingham.

Thereafter, 19/20 February for Gloucester.

Appointments to suffragan sees are at the discretion of the relevant diocesan bishop so dates are unknown. However Church Times reports today (page 6) that "a spokesman for the diocese of St. Edmundsbury & Ipswich, John Howard, said that a woman could be considered for the see of Dunwich."

Peter Owen maintains a comprehensive list at http://peterowen.org.uk/articles/vacantsees.html

Posted by RPNewark at Friday, 24 October 2014 at 9:14pm BST

RPNewmark links to my list of vacant diocesan sees. I also have this list of vacant suffragan sees:

http://peterowen.org.uk/articles/vacantsuffragansees.html

Posted by Peter Owen at Saturday, 25 October 2014 at 11:45am BST

"How appropriate that the second Queen Elizabeth completes what the first of that name constituted in 1559."

Yes! Ordaining women bishops, after, is comfortably within the Anglican tradition.

Scripture, tradition -- AND REASON!

And by the way, the Roman Church will ordain women someday too.

Posted by Jeremy at Sunday, 26 October 2014 at 11:08pm GMT

"How appropriate that the second Queen Elizabeth completes what the first of that name constituted in 1559."

It is also appropriate that the measure will be promulgated on the anniversary of the accession of Elizabeth I to the throne on the 17th November 1558.

Posted by Nigel Baldwin at Friday, 14 November 2014 at 7:47pm GMT
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