The real implications of the votes by the Church of England Synod are starting to be recognized.
“THE Church of England will force traditionalists for the first time to accept that the ordination of women as priests and bishops is valid.
In the first step towards women bishops, the General Synod voted yesterday to enforce a church law that upholds the ordination of all bishops, priests and deacons without exception.
Until now, an Act of Synod has protected Anglican Catholics who refuse to accept the ordination of women as valid and allowed them to declare their parishes ‘no-go zones’ for women priests.”
Later on in the article Gledhill points out that the attempt to create a set of “safe havens” for the traditionalist viewpoint collapsed earlier this year. She reports that the Synod has tasked another group with attempting to do the same thing.
If I had thought that Church of England didn’t understand the sorts of pressures and conflicts we were having here in the Episcopal Church, I don’t any more.
Read the rest here: Synod votes for women’s ordination as bishops – Britain – Times Online