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WATCH Women in Ministry Report 2015

Updated Wednesday evening

WATCH (Women and the Church) has published what it plans to be the first of a series of annual reports on Women in Ministry. The report on 2015 is available as a webpage and as a pdf download.

Hilary Cotton, Chair of WATCH, has said

‘The headlines are good: seven women appointed as bishops, and a gathering sense that this is normal. But the Church of England has NOT now ‘done women’. Those who say such things are too quick to stifle God’s spirit of renewal and transformation. Women have carried the faith across much of the Church of England for decades: if we listen and listen again, I wonder what wisdom they can offer to prepare the church of the future?’

Update

Ruth Gledhill looks at the report for Christian Today: Fewer than one in 50 large churches led by a woman priest.

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I would have been interested in the statistics for the gender balance in ordination training and selection.