A bishop in high heels does women no favours

Feb 13, 2020 by

by Peter Day-Milne, The Conservative Woman: A FEW days ago, I happened to hear the following dialogue from the new Channel 5 programme Britain’s Great Cathedrals. Scene: Sir Tony Robinson and the Bishop of Bristol, the Rt Rev’d Vivienne Faull, sit talking in York Minster. Tony Robinson: The first woman bishop, Libby Lane, was actually consecrated right here. Vivienne Faull: Yes, and it was a glorious moment. We were all so excited. And, you know, the thing that amazed me most is that, I’d...

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2020s to be decade of women bishops

Dec 29, 2019 by

by Nicholas Hellen, Sunday Times: The Church of England is turning to “unconscious bias training” in an effort to appoint more female bishops over the next decade. The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, 57, said she hopes the training — intended to stop men hiring employees in their own image — means women will make up 50% of bishops by 2030. Coaching in the London diocese follows the introduction of similar training in other headquarters including Church House, the centre C of E bureaucracy....

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What would reform of the Church of England take?

Jun 24, 2019 by

from Northern Souls blogspot: There is an ongoing debate among conservative evangelicals about whether to stay or go with respect to the Church of England. We have seen a number of principled defections in recent months, although, especially with Lee Gatiss’ recent blog series written up into a book Fight Valiantly, the majority, following the Church Society lead, seem committed to fighting for the reform of the Church. One important question to ask in light of that is: What would reform of...

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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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