Wales to give only limited protection
I can remember reading during Lambeth 08 about how awkward it would become for traditionalists to ensure that they were protected in conscience from the ministry of women.
To test the purity of a church for a traditionalist, he would need to ask the priest:
(1) - have you ever received communion from a woman?
(2) - were you confirmed by a female bishop?
(3) - were you confirmed by a male bishop who:-
(a) - was confirmed by a female bishop?
(b) - was ordained by a female bishop?
(c) - was ordained at a service where women were also being ordained?
(d) - was consecrated at a service where a female bishop was present or laying hands?
(e) - has ever received communion from a female priest or bishop?
(f) - has ever ordained a female priest?
(g) – has ever participated in the consecration of a female bishop?
(4) -If you answered 'no' to (3(a) to (3)(g)) above, repeat each step (a) to (g) in relation to:-
(i) the bishop who consecrated the bishop who confirmed you
(ii) the bishop who ordained the bishop who confirmed you
(iii) the bishop who confirmed the bishop who confirmed you
This was only half of the process, I got a bit lost after point 4, it's more thorough even than this!
Barry Morgan seems to be stamping down on some of this by withdrawing the means by which such a process could be offered. I think he is right to do so - just imagine how neurotic you would have to be to go through that whole procedure above and then what happens when you remind yourself that the Queen has quite an important role too.
Ordained Anglican. Thinking out loud about church.