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Women bishops – Church Times report

Paul Handley has a detailed article in the Church Times today about the report of the revision committee on the legislation to enable women to be bishops in the Church of England: Resolutions A, B, and C to go under draft women Measure.

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“We have been wrestling with deep disagreements where matters of fundamental conviction are engaged. Our report is therefore, necessarily, an account of discussions that led to decisions reached by majority votes. given the underlying strength of views, it was never realistic to expect that, on the key issues, unanimity would be possible.” – Paul Handley, Church Times Article, re Commission Report – Rarely has a Church Council been able to secure a unanimous decision on any matter on where patent theological disagreement has been based on party views. Only Roman Catholics could expect dogmatic uniformity on any theological issue –… Read more »

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Father Ron,I wish we all could, but I think you will find that there are some who cannot live with it!

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“Can we all not live with that?” the Church of England voted against women priests in the 1980’s i think. I bet you were not saying that then………….

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“I bet you were not saying that then”
– Mark Wharton –

In New Zealand, in fact, we had been saying yes to women clergy much earlier than 1980. Women bishops did take a little longer, but eventually the Holy Spirit was able to move us into today’s world of ‘equal opportunities’ – for ALL God’s children.

Mind you, Mark, If asked while I was still in the UK as a member of the Church of England (cc1950s) I would probably have been horrified. It’s amazing how “All things work together for good for those who love God” – eventually, any way.

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You can live with a condition which is not life-threatening- the choice is yours.

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Rev L Roberts

The termination of Resolutions A,B and C is long overdue. Resolution C was a particular act of folly, throwing good money after bad.