Comments: February General Synod

Just to be clear: Ed Thornton's penultimate paragraph misquotes the Report. In the Foreword to the Report (written by the Archbishops on behalf of the House of Bishops, so not part of the formal Report from the Working Group) the bishops commit themselves to 'seeking to maintain a supply' of bishops to minister to those who will not accept women bishops. I expect those words were carefully crafted.

Posted by Hilary Cotton at Saturday, 14 January 2012 at 3:50pm GMT

So then - a two-tier espiscopate will be extended in the Church of England? Not too good for the orthodoxy of the traditional role of bishop! So sad that this alternative 'alternative provision' should be promoted by the Archbishops.

The 'Flying Bishops' will no doubt be polishing their wings, at regaining their oddly-gained provenance with this Princely Perpetuation-Principle. But, what price justice and integrity?

God help the Church of England if the Women Clergy of the Church were to withdraw their labour in protest. I wouldn't blame them at all.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Sunday, 15 January 2012 at 10:19am GMT
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