Comments: Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill published

The least creative solution, as ever. And worryingly vague (bishop vs diocesan bishop.) I assume the legislation itself is more precise.

Posted by DBD at Thursday, 18 December 2014 at 12:27pm GMT

It's all happening.

A very welcome step.

Posted by Laurie at Thursday, 18 December 2014 at 2:40pm GMT

Wouldn't female bishops be Ladies Spiritual?

Posted by Jeremy at Thursday, 18 December 2014 at 2:44pm GMT

Considering there are many secularists that hate the idea of any bishops in the Lords, I think opening this to voting in the Houses is a monumentally bad idea. But when did that ever stop anyone?

Posted by Tristan at Thursday, 18 December 2014 at 3:53pm GMT

There are many devoted Anglicans here in the UK who find bishops of any and all genders, seated in the Lords by virtue of their office a monumentally bad idea ......

Posted by Martin Reynolds at Thursday, 18 December 2014 at 5:35pm GMT

Martin Reynolds - hear hear!!!

Posted by Tim Chesterton at Thursday, 18 December 2014 at 6:29pm GMT

Like Fr Tim, I am a Canadian who finds establishment and the appointment of bishops to Parliament an anachronism (even though the founder of my college was a champion of the privilege - or its colonial equivalent of appointment to the Legislative Council). But if the "mother church" is to remain committed to this system, this development is a consistent and welcome one.

Posted by Geoff at Friday, 19 December 2014 at 5:44am GMT
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