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Women Bishops ‘A Great Joy’

by glynch — last modified 17 Nov, 2014 05:46 PM

Bishop Nicholas expresses his ‘great joy’ at women bishops confirmation

Bishop Nicholas has expressed his ‘great joy’ that the legislation allowing women to become Church of England bishops has passed its final hurdle. 

“It was a great joy to go to General Synod to vote on the ordination of women to the episcopate for the last time. Alleluia!

“Last night in Salisbury Cathedral, there was a service to mark 20 years of women in priestly ministry. We looked back with thanksgiving and forward with hope. For women to minister alongside men in all three orders of ordained ministry is, in George Herbert's phrase, ‘heaven in ordinary’ and, for the Church of England, ‘something understood’.”

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