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York Synod is looking into the Women Bishops situation:
There will be debate on women bishops on Saturday morning and then on Monday - ‘That this Synod:

(a) reaffirm its wish for women to be admitted to the episcopate;

(b) affirm its view that special arrangements be available, within the existing structures of the Church of England, for those who as a matter of theological conviction will not be able to receive the ministry of women as bishops or priests;

(c) affirm that these should be contained in a national code of practice to which all concerned would be required to have regard; and

(d) instruct the legislative drafting group, in consultation with the House of Bishops, to complete its work accordingly, including preparing the first draft of a code of practice, so that the Business Committee can include first consideration of the draft legislation in the agenda for the February 2009 group of sessions.’

A Dave Walker cartoon will help you to get your head around the options put forward in the earlier Manchester Report. Click here.

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A little background reading on the two theological integrities in the Church of England regarding women in ministry.