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Vote on Women Bishops Legislation ***Updated

by Michael Ford last modified 11 May, 2018 02:54 PM

Synod voted 'no' to the current legislation by a narrow margin.

UPDATE: Voting numbers and percentages:

Bishops: For 44, Against 3, Abstaining 2 [90% For]

Clergy: For 148, Against 45, Abstaining 0 [77% For]

Laity: For 132, Against 74, Abstaining 0 [64% For]

Totals: For 324, Against 122, Abstaining 2 [72% For]

Each House needed a two-thirds majority: the vote was lost due to a less than two-thirds majority in the House of Laity.


Click here for the CofE's official guide before the debate and here for an official release quoting the current Archbishop of Canterbury's view.

Click here for our Bishop's view expressed during his recent Presidential Address at Diocesan Synod.

The Bishop spoke in favour during the debate at General Synod. Click here for his immediate reaction after the vote narrowly rejected the Measure, and here for the official CofE release afterwards.

There were posts on Facebook for the final stretch of the debate: click here to view them. Posts are dated 20 November.

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