Church of England clergy plan mass exit over women bishops
1,300 write protest letter to archbishop
July 1, 2008
Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent
More than 1,300 clergy, including 11 serving bishops, have written to the archbishops of Canterbury and York to say that they will defect from the Church of England if women are consecrated bishops.
As the wider Anglican Communion fragments over homosexuality, England’s established Church is moving towards its own crisis with a crucial vote on women bishops this weekend. the rest