Robert Key of Salisbury: 'Women have added a whole new dimension to our church's spirituality. We have tapped into the reservoir of half God's human race.' He spoke movingly of Jesus working through the ministry of the cathedral's Dean, June Osborne.
Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams: 'Let me begin by saying that I approach this from the position of someone who is committed to the ordination of women.' He could not see much case for delahying and was 'very unhappy' that there were priests who could not be bishops.