When women bishops come, here’s where conservative Anglicans will go

Sep 18, 2014 by

By Isabel Hardman, Spectator: The Anglican Mission in England looks like a support group. But if required, it could turn into rather more than that. Anglicans aren’t the sort of church-goers who set much store by miracles, signs and wonders. Yet their own church is one of the greatest miracles of our society: it has managed to hang together, in spite of raging differences, for centuries. Since 14 July, that miracle has been under threat. For most, it was a great leap forward when the General...

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Will women bishops mean the end of Christian men in the UK?

Aug 15, 2014 by

byPeter Newton, Derby Telegraph: AS a patriot and a Roman Catholic, I am disappointed that the Church of England has allowed women to be appointed bishops. The Roman Catholic Church only allows men to enter the priesthood, so the ordination of women has created a major obstacle in the way of reunification between the two churches, something I’d hoped for my entire life. However, what really worries me is that history will recall that the creation of women bishops was the point when men...

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A risky journey – reflections on the General Synod vote on women bishops

Aug 14, 2014 by

Chris Sugden,  Church of England Newspaper: There were many reasons for the way people voted on the final vote for the Women Bishops’ Measure at York. Most who voted against were well aware that the vote would go through. The reason was that among the speakers during the debate were those who had voted against in November 2012 because in their judgment the legislation was poor and unfair. They held that the new measure met their concerns. Other speakers, such as the Bishop of Dorchester,...

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The Feminization of Anglican Orders

Aug 11, 2014 by

by Alice C Linsley, Virtueonline: The decision of the Synod of the Church of England to consecrate women bishops has widened the gap between those who hold to historic Anglican orders and those who seek “adventure” – to employ the Archbishop of Canterbury’s apt term. Consider the meaning: “ad” – facing or toward, and “venture” – to move into dangerous territory. In truth, the adventure began with the decision of the Episcopal Church to ordain women as priests. Before the ordination of...

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A risky journey – reflections on the General Synod vote on women bishops

Aug 5, 2014 by

By Chris Sugden: There were many reasons for the way people voted on the final vote for the Women Bishops’ Measure at York. Most who voted against were well aware that the vote would go through. The reason was that among the speakers during the debate were those who had voted against in November 2012 because in their judgment the legislation was poor and unfair. They held that the new measure met their concerns. Other speakers, such as the Bishop of Dorchester, generously admitted that the...

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Anglican Unscripted Episode 112

Aug 1, 2014 by

Anglican Unscripted is the only video newscast in the Anglican Church. Every Week Kevin, George, and occasional guests bring you news and perspective from around the globe. This week they discuss the fallout after COE votes for Women Bishops.  

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