Church in turmoil after Synod says no to women bishops
The next Archbishop of Canterbury Rev Justin Welby has called the rejection of women bishops a “very grim day”, as bishops prepare for an emergency meeting on the issue.
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Critics have said the change would not bring unity to the Church whilst some Synod members were adamant that the teachings of the bible are clear and against female bishops.
The Most Reverend Rowan Williams told the ruling general synod that the Church could be seen as “wilfully blind” to modern trends and priorities.
It will be years before there is another vote and meantime the house of bishops are in London this morning discussing the consequences of the decision.