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General Synod – electronic voting lists

The electronic voting lists from last month’s Church of England General Synod are now available. Readers may be most interested in the list for item 35. This item was the proposed, but defeated, amendment to Standing Orders to remove the requirement for secret ballots at meetings of the Crown Nominations Commission.

Also available is the official summary of Business Done.

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On the CNC transparency vote, did anyone vote in favour of this who is known to be against the ordination of women? I realise not everyone’s views are in the public arena, but since this was one of the concerns that drove the whole review, it would be interesting to know.

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Forgive me for being thick, but I have looked in vain to find the voting record on the proposal to abolish Parochial Fees debate. Can anyone enlighten me?

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Neil Patterson

Hilary, I have analysed the list but my information on view on the ordination of women is sketchy (it is possible to derive a fair idea of views on sexuality from the votes in 2017 on conversion therapy and trans welcome). From my knowledge, I am inclined to answer ‘No’ to your question, but with limited certainty. However, a good number, especially laity, who are very much in favour of the ordination of women, and indeed also of change on sexuality for what it is worth, voted against the motion. It is only fair to observe that there is an… Read more »