Ruth Gledhill reports:
Christina Rees of Watch is jubilant after the Church agreed to proceed with legislation to ordain women bishops. The women are prepared to work with the code of practice option, although they would have preferred nothing at all. The reaction of the traditionalists remains to be seen but can perhaps be predicted.

'It is the result we have been building up to for the last few years,'
'It is very good for the Church, very good for women, very good for the established church, good for the whole nation. A vast majority have wanted this for so long.' She said there was 'absolute respect' for opponents and there would be 'adequate provisions' for them.

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