Election of the next Bishop of St Davids

Nov 4, 2016 by

from Forward in Faith: Credo Cymru has issued a statement following the election of Canon Joanna Penberthy as the next Bishop of St Davids. It is published on the Credo Cymru website and is reproduced below. We assure our brothers and sisters in the Church in Wales of our support and our prayers. A statement by Credo Cymru in relation to the election of Canon Joanna Penberthy to the see of St Davids On November 2nd the electoral college of the Church in Wales provided a sufficient majority to...

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Church in Wales appoints first female bishop

Nov 3, 2016 by

from ACNS: The Church in Wales has elected its first female bishop, a little over three years since the Province passed legislation opening the episcopacy to women. The Revd Canon Joanna Penberthy, currently the Rector of Glan Ithon in Llandrindod Wells, in the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon, was elected as the next Bishop of St Davids on the second day of an Electoral College that was locked inside the diocese’s historic cathedral. Wales joins a growing list of Anglican provinces to have...

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Living with Diversity: Bishop of Gloucester addresses Credo Cymru Conference

Sep 23, 2016 by

from Forward in Faith: Credo Cymru has issued the following media release. At a conference organized by Credo Cymru, the body representing traditionalist beliefs in the Church in Wales, the Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, has spoken about living with diversity over women’s ordination. ‘Key to my experience of living the English diversity in a healthy way’ she said, ‘has been a commitment to intentional relationship and mutual flourishing, and a willingness to live with...

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Justin Welby: We’ll stop protests at consecration of women bishops

Aug 9, 2016 by

by Mark Woods, Christian Today: The Church of England is to ban protests at the consecration of female bishops after a campaign mounted by Women and the Church (WATCH). The organisation wrote to the Archbishop of Canterbury following protests that disrupted the last four consecrations of women bishops, saying: “Such interruptions create the perception that the Church is willing to allow a woman who has been called by God and the Church, and appointed by the Crown, to be publicly insulted...

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Women bishop objectors claim their protest is based on the Bible’s teachings

Jul 26, 2016 by

by Suzette Gutierrez Cachila, Christian Times: Two ministers who objected to the ordination of women bishops explained their objection is based on what the Bible teaches. One of them, Rev. Stephen Holland, told Christian Today that his protests were not meant to stop the consecration of women bishops. He said he merely wanted to send a message across. Holland, who is not part of the Church of England but is an independent minister from Lancashire, maintained that “there are no women...

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Acclamation, assent and disruption

Jul 26, 2016 by

by David Pocklington, Law & Religion UK: This post gives further consideration to the Press Release issued by WATCH (Women and the Church) on 20 July, which commented on the presence of objectors at the consecration of female bishops, and hoped that at the next consecration of female bishops, “things will be arranged differently”. The Press Release quoted from a letter sent by WATCH to the Archbishops of Canterbury which said: “…such interruptions create the perception that the Church is...

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