Jackson motion on traditionalists defeated in Church in Wales Governing Body

May 4, 2019 by

by Tim Wyatt, Church Times: AN ATTEMPT to bar traditionalists from ordination in the Church in Wales has been heavily defeated at a meeting of the Church’s Governing Body in Cardiff. The private member’s motion called on the Bishops to refuse to ordain any candidate who objected to the ministry of women priests and bishops. This would involve retracting conscience provisions created in a Code of Practice in 2014 when the Church authorised the consecration of women bishops in the first place...

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500 churches in C of E still ban female priests

Apr 28, 2019 by

by Nicholas Hellen, The Times: An internal Church of England report has revealed that 500 of its churches are operating a male-only policy for priests, five years after it had agreed to the ordination of female bishops. Individual churches are permitted to request male incumbents on theological grounds under a 2014 agreement, the Five Guiding Principles, that was intended to avert a breakaway by conservative evangelicals and Anglo-Catholics. […]  This weekend there are signs that the...

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The ACNA and the Priesthood of the Church

Apr 28, 2019 by

by Alice C. Linsley, Biblical Anthropology: This has been a difficult article to write due to the strength of my conviction that women’s ordination to the sacred order of priests is a dangerous innovation that will continue to cause division in the Anglican Church in North America. It is unfortunate that this practice carried over from the Episcopal Church. I have been speaking and writing on this subject for over 15 years, mainly from the perspective of Biblical Anthropology, but also from...

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Why Christians need to find ways of generously living together

Mar 12, 2019 by

by Tony Robinson: After an independent review found that the Dean and Chapter of Wakefield Cathedral did not do enough to accommodate the views of a traditionalist worshipper opposed to women’s ordination, the Bishop of Wakefield responds.   Generosity is surely essential to following Jesus. Indeed all that Jesus expects us to do in life cannot be done without a generous attitude. Generosity is required to trust God at the depth that produces a life of sacrifice, serving others and even...

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Church of England clears the way for first female Archbishop by rewriting laws that refer to the role as a ‘he’

Feb 16, 2019 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: The Church of England has edged closer to the appointment of its first woman Archbishop. A sweep to remove potential barriers from the path of any woman promoted to the highest leadership of the CofE is to be carried out by the Church’s parliament later this month. Among changes set to be approved by the General Synod are legal rules which refer to the two Archbishops of Canterbury and York as men. The alterations to the 50-year-old constitution of the Synod come...

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Women ready to break stained glass ceiling by winning race to be next Archbishop of York

Jan 7, 2019 by

by Kaya Burgess, The Times: The Church of England could appoint its first female archbishop after two women were named among the frontrunners to be the next Archbishop of York. The secretive recruitment process to replace the Most Rev John Sentamu when he retires in June next year is due to begin soon. The bishops of London and Ripon, the Right Revs Sarah Mullally and Helen-Ann Hartley and the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Right Rev Stephen Cottrell, are joint 3-1 favourites, William Hill has...

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