London Diocese votes against Women Bishops Draft Legislation
October 13th, 2011
Report from Diocesan Synod
The London Diocesan Synod met tonight to debate the draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure, which was referred to the dioceses by the General Synod last September.
Following a constructive debate which saw a number of contributors speaking from differing viewpoints, the Synod voted against the legislation.
The next stage is that, if a majority of diocesan synods approve the draft legislation, it returns to the General Synod for the debate on the final approval of the Measure. The results of the voting in the Diocesan Synods from around the country are reported to General Synod at this stage. the rest