Sunday, 23 May 2004

women bishops

Update for coverage of the report when published go here

The BBC radio programme Sunday today interviewed John Packer, Bishop of Ripon and Leeds about this subject, including the forthcoming Rochester report.

It’s ten years since women were first ordained priests in the Church of England and yesterday the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds held a conference called “A Vision Realised?” to mark the occasion. They also published the result of a survey of parishes in Leeds and parts of North Yorkshire, which have experienced the ministry of women priests. It reveals a widespread satisfaction with the work of those priests and overwhelming support for women to be allowed to become bishops.

There is also a report on this subject in the Church Times, based on what Bishop Wallace Benn wrote in the Chichester diocesan newsletter, Women - bishops group agrees report.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Sunday, 23 May 2004 at 1:45 PM GMT | TrackBack
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