7.7.08

RESULT RESULT RESULT

VOTES IN

Bishops: 28 for 12 against 1 abs

Clergy: 124 for 44 agaionst 4 abs

Laity: 111 for 68 against 2 abs

Motion carried

- women to be admitted to the episcopate;
- special arrangements for those who can't receive the ministry of women as bishops or priests;
- special arrangements will be contained in a statutory national code of practice
- the first draft of a code of practice,ready for consideration for February 2009

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