A letter has been written and signed by clergy that includes the following:
It is with sadness that we conclude that, should the Church of England indeed go ahead with the ordination of women to the episcopate, without at the same time making provision which offers us real ecclesial integrity and security, many of us will be thinking very hard about the way ahead. We will inevitably be asking whether we can, in conscience, continue to minister as bishops, priests and deacons in the Church of England which has been our home. We do not write this in a spirit of making threats or throwing down gauntlets. Rather, we believe that the time has come to make our concerns plain, so that the possible consequences of a failure to make provision which allows us to flourish and to grow are clear. Your Graces will know that the cost of such a choice would be both spiritual and material.
It has been signed by many clergy. If you wonder whether your vicar has signed it, click here and open the letter
Groups like Watch won't worry about the leavers. GRAS don't want dissenters to have provision either. I don't think I've made my mind up yet, the 'Christian' me wants Anglicanism to embrace people with different views on secondary issues but I can also see how the protection, if offered, seems to undermine the authority (difficult word theologically speaking butanyway)of Women in ministry. I wonder how men would feel if the 'boot were on the other foot'. I'll keep reading around the issue. I invite you to persuade me one way or the other with your postings.