Dawn French wants in the next series for the vicar of Dibley to become a bishop - this should be required viewing!
Oh dear, oh dear - what a mess! It does amuse me a little, sorry, only human, that flying bishops sent out to perform rites of initiation etc to Christians who cannot accept female oversight might have to submit to the authority of a female bishop.
The Rev Canon Jane Shaw, dean of divinity at New College, Oxford, said: "If they enshrine flying bishops in law they'll be going against the will of the Synod. Women should be treated equally, but this effort to reach a compromise is unfair on 50 per cent of the human race."
The plan might disappoint both sides. Traditionalists wanted the flying bishops to have their own jurisdiction rather than be reliant on the delegation of authority by the diocesan bishop, who might be a woman once the measure becomes law.
'What are the key theological issues which divide those who would argue for the ordination of women as Bishops, from those who argue against it?'