Monthly Archives: November 2012

Giles Fraser – on the fundamentalist opposition to Women Bishops

The puritans who scuppered female bishops revel in our criticism of them Conservative evangelicals cannot be argued with. The more we say they’re wrong, the more convinced they become they’re right      Giles Fraser : The Guardian, Friday 23 November 2012 19.29 … Continue reading

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Bishop of Sheffield on Women Bishops debacle

NOV 25 Address to Diocesan Synod The Sheffield Diocesan Synod met this morning just a few days after the General Synod debate on the Measure to enable women to be ordained as bishops.  At most Diocesan Synods, the Bishop gives … Continue reading

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A Welsh Voice on the English “NO” to Women Bishops

The Tablet Blog Hurt and hope in the Church of England Revd Dr Lorraine Cavanagh is an author and Anglican priest in the Church in Wales 23 November 2012, 9:00 The scuppering of Tuesday’s vote on women bishops in the … Continue reading

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A Woman says: “When I am ordained, I shall wear Purple!”

When I am Ordained, I shall wear Purple by Mia Smith With acknowledgement to Jenny Joseph‘s original poem When I am ordained, I shall wear purple with killer heels and bright red lipstick And I shall go round preaching from … Continue reading

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Sir Tony Baldry speaks in Parliament on Women Bishops

Women bishops urgent question Sir Tony Baldry, Second Church Estates Commissioner, answered an urgent question tabled by Labour MP Diana Johnson on women bishops on 22 November 2012. On 20 November, the General Synod of the Church of England voted … Continue reading

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‘Church Times’ – Report on the Failure of Women Bishops Measure

Women-bishops Measure falls by six votes in House of Laity Posted: 23 Nov 2012 @ 01:16 Share on wordpressShare on facebookShare on bloggerShare on twitterMore Sharing Services0 by staff reporters PA Aftermath: Dr Paula Gooder, behind Dr Williams, is affected by … Continue reading

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‘Fulcrum’s Response to the Women Bishops Debacle

Fulcrum Statement on the Decision of General Synod not to approve the legislation on Women Bishops Fulcrum is completely committed to the full ministry of women at every level and is therefore very disappointed at the outcome of Tuesday’s vote … Continue reading

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Inclusive Church: “The Tail has Wagged the Dog” at G.S.

Editorial – ‘Inclusive Church’ ‘The Tail has Wagged the Dog’ –  by Trevor Donnelly                             The women bishops vote has hit us all hard. I’d hoped to … Continue reading

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Latest Reflection on the Failed Vote for Women Bishops

Sentamu: Church not dead after vote Wednesday, 21 November 2012 – ‘Belfast Telegraph’ A Grieving Archbishop of Canterbury? The Archbishop of York has insisted the Church of England had “not committed suicide” after moves to introduce women bishops were rejected … Continue reading

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A View from the Synod – a triumph for sexism?

The women bishops vote was a profoundly emotional experience, and it ended in disaster Andreas Whittam Smith was among those deliberating – ‘The Independent‘ TUESDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2012   If the long campaign to allow women to become bishops in … Continue reading

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