Wednesday, 11 February 2009

A Code of Practice will not do!

Here is the statement just issued from Forward in Faith:

Forward in Faith is of course disappointed that the General Synod of the Church of England has today concluded that the draft Measure to permit the ordination of women to the episcopate, with its accompanying illustrative Code of Practice, should be remitted to a Revision Committee.

Forward in Faith will continue to argue, as it has for a considerable time, that it is only when suitable and equitable provision is made for those unable in conscience to receive this change that the Church of England will be ready to proceed in this matter and it will continue to support the Catholic Group in General Synod in its endeavours to impose meaningful revision on draft legislation which is, in our estimation, not fit for purpose.

The Voting was as follows:

In favour: 281

Against: 114

Abstain: 13

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