Women bishops get the nod from Truro synod

Women bishops get the nod from Truro synod

Women bishops get the nod from Truro synod

First published in News

More than 100 vicars, archdeacons, deans and lay clergy within the The Diocese of Truro have voted to approve the introduction of women bishops.

The vast majority of the diocesan synod voted in favour and this decision will now join  the views of 43 other dioceses at the Church of England's General Synod in July.

Any legislation would need to go to Parliament to be approved, however Bishop Tim Thornton said that there were still people that were "very anxious" about the proposals and that a majority was not certain. 

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2:47pm Mon 12 May 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Why shouldn't women be bishops if they so wish, if women are good enough for cleaning the church's, or preaching, why should they be excluded from becoming a bishop. It all sounds a bit archaic to me. I do not know why it is Church of England in Cornwall anyway, given our minority status, in Ireland, it is Church of Ireland.
All sounds a bit complicated to me, glad I am a Methodist, apart from the huggy kissy bit.
Why shouldn't women be bishops if they so wish, if women are good enough for cleaning the church's, or preaching, why should they be excluded from becoming a bishop. It all sounds a bit archaic to me. I do not know why it is Church of England in Cornwall anyway, given our minority status, in Ireland, it is Church of Ireland. All sounds a bit complicated to me, glad I am a Methodist, apart from the huggy kissy bit. Gill Z Martin
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