So not flying bishops but complementary bishops - what is the difference really?
A new Canon A4 is proposed, with the additional clause: “The Church of England affirms that its members may, with a good conscience, hold theological convictions which render them unable to receive the ministry of female bishops and priests. In making arrangements to respect those theological convictions, the Church of England nevertheless accounts and affirms those who are made, ordained or consecrated as described in paragraph 2 [i.e. lawfully] to be truly bishops, priests or deacons.”
I suppose though it is all in accordance with what happened in July:
The motion carried by the General Synod in July 2008.
‘That this Synod:
(a) affirm that the wish of its majority is 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 statutory 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.’