Another Diocese of C.of E. – Manchester – Rejects the Covenant

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Anglican Covenant: Manchester Diocesan Synod

Updated Saturday afternoon to add numbers of abstentions

Manchester diocesan synod voted on the Anglican Covenant motion this morning.

The motion in favour of the covenant was defeated in all three houses.

Bishops: 1 for / 2 against / 0 abstentions
Clergy: 15 for / 25 against / 0 abstentions
Laity: 12 for / 23 against / 7 abstentions

With this result the current figures are 25 diocesan synods against and 15 in favour of the Covenant.

The remaining four dioceses will vote after Easter: Southwell & Nottingham (12 April), Chichester (21 April), Newcastle and York (28 April).

Posted by Peter Owen on Saturday, 31 March 2012 at 11:31am BST

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Retired Anglican priest, living in Christchurch, New Zealand. Ardent supporter of LGBT Community, and blogger on 'Thinking Anglicans UK' site. Theology: liberal, Anglo-Catholic & traditional. regarding each person as a unique expression of Christ, and therefore lovable.
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