Comments: Procedures when debating diocesan synod motions

What will the Archbishops NOT DO to enshrine prejudice against women's ministry in the Church of England? This latest ploy, to allow dissentients the right to speak, when affirming dioceses have no such right. The decision of the diocesan Synods were not equally balanced, so why should the discussion be weighted against the majority?

So much for the 'Voice of the Church' !

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Tuesday, 7 February 2012 at 12:04am GMT

For information, the agenda would suggest this will allow one speaker from each of the dioceses of Chichester, Wakefield and York (and possibly Exeter) to address Synod.

It should still be possible for the chair to manage a balance of speakers in a debate that could last up to 4 hours.

Posted by David Walker at Tuesday, 7 February 2012 at 8:59am GMT
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