Saturday, 4 February 2012

Derby Dumps the Covenant

The results in the Diocese of Derby Synod as spoken by the retired Tim Gudgeon:

House of Bishops: For, 0, Against 1 (Bishop Humphrey absent)
House of Clergy: For 1, Against 21, Abstained 2
House of Laity. For 2, Against 24, Abstained 1

Result: comprehensively defeated in all houses.

Update: Gloucester also voted against, Canterbury probably voted for...

So far more than half the dioceses do not with to add a further, international, level of authority and restraint to decisions made by the Church of England.

Time for Rowan Williams to go, me thinks, as his policy comes apart. He'll be trying to overcome the votes of dioceses regarding their rejection of male co-bishops.

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