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women bishops: McCulloch to chair new group

The Archbishops’ Council has announced that the Bishop of Manchester, Nigel McCulloch, will chair the new legislative drafting group. Read the full press release. The full text of Canon A4, for which the press release links to a pdf file, can be read more easily here.

The BBC has a report: Meeting to consider women bishops.

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Sometimes I am reminded of “Peter Pan.” OK people, clap if you believe in women bishops! GUESS WHAT? They exist without your applause!

Edward
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Seeing the way the C of E is going, I’m now waiting for the first muslim or hindu appointment to the bench of bishops !

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I keep forgetting that CoE is so far behind on the graceful opening to women bishops. In TEC/USA we break through, receiving with great joy the calling and gifts and leadership and ministry of women like PB Jefferts Schori. Who wants to do without her when the chips are down, thanks to this egregious realignment campaign? Are religious straight men really so terribly afraid of women as a suspect class of tainted creatures? Their latest theology keeps emphasizing that they hold deep traditional convictions, and denies every suspect fear motive, but these continuing actions serve the same old ends, confirming… Read more »

drdanfee
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Gee. I just gotta say it again in public: Thank goodness, thank God for Bishop Jefferts Schori and for all the other women God has called and raised up and sustained among us without categorical gender exclusion to help see us through these changing times.

Edward
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Well thats why in the minds of most Anglicans, TEC/USA has put itself out of communion with the Church (capital ‘C’ intended).

I just hope + Manchester’s group will try and honour promises it made to us who find these innovations hard to accept and will try to treat us, as general synod declared ‘as loyal anglicans’.

Tim
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The BBC’s headline sounds easily substituted with `Meeting to consider oxygen’, or `Meeting to consider sunlight’.

mynsterpreost
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mynsterpreost

“The BBC’s headline sounds easily substituted with `Meeting to consider oxygen’, or `Meeting to consider sunlight'”

In the ever-damp city of Manchester there could well be a meeting to consider sunlight….