Women Bishops vote adjourned

9 July 2012

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GENERAL SYNOD HAS PASSED a motion (by 288 votes for to 144 votes against with 2 recorded abstentions) today, to adjourn the Final Approval debate on the draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure to enable the amendment made in May to clause 5 to be reconsidered by the House of Bishops.

The House will meet for that purpose in September. When it does so it will have power to amend the part of the text of the draft Measure previously altered by the amendment The House of Bishops made in May to clause 5.

The Archbishops have confirmed that, following reconsideration by the House, the General Synod will meet in November (19-21) in London to resume the Final Approval debate in the light of the House of Bishop's consideration.

The Bishop of Dover the Rt Revd Trevor Willmott (formerly Bishop of Basingstoke) on behalf of the Steering Committee successfully moved the motion this morning proposing that the debate on the motion for the Final Approval be adjourned.

Read more about the May amendments passed by the House of Bishops here

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