Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Women bishops of the future?
Last month, the Church of England inched a step closer to the ordination of women bishops. The General Synod rejected calls from traditionalists to enshrine special provisions in canon law – such as access to a male bishop who doesn't ordain women – for those opposed to female bishops. This was good news for anyone who believes in equality for female clergy, but a final decision is still some way off, with the ultimate vote on the issue due in 2012. As the arguments rumble on, we asked three women about their experiences as a priest in the Church of England today. Read more