First Church of England Women Bishops Could Be Appointed by Christmas

It’s a foregone conclusion.

Members of the Synod are expected to authorise the admission of women to the episcopate in what is being billed as a historic vote in York on Monday .

The Telegraph:

The ordination of women bishops could be fast-tracked through its first parliamentary stage within just over a week, if the Church of England’s General Synod finally approves the change.

Members of the Synod are expected to authorise the admission of women to the episcopate in what is being billed as a historic vote in York on Monday.

The legislation would then need to be accepted by Parliament before receiving royal assent meaning that the first women bishops could be appointed as soon as Christmas.

Sir Tony Baldry, the MP who speaks for the Church in Parliament, disclosed that plans are being drawn up for the Ecclesiastical Committee of Parliament to sit on July 22, just before the summer recess, to approve the measure.

That would then mean it could be considered by the Commons and Lords in September…

Rest here, with a video.

 

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