General Synod

Cameron Hails Synod Vote On Women Bishops As 'Great Day For Equality'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the General Synod's decision to back legislation allowing women bishops in the Church of England. Following the ...

Hallelujah! Church Of England Endorses Women Bishops (And Not Before Time)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

The Church of England has finally endorsed women bishops, after years of bitter struggle, as the General Synod gave the legislation a resounding major...

'Bile, Vitriol And Disapprobation': Women Bishops Debate Stirs Anger. Again.

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

A minority opposed to the appointment of women bishops could being subject of "bile, vitriol and disapprobation", the Church of England's General Syno...

Archbishop Of Canterbury 'Optimistic' Over Women Bishops

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has admitted that more work needs to be done if legislation introducing women bishops is to clear its final hurdle at the...

'We Failed Big Time'

PA | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK

A bishop has said the Church of England "failed big time" over child protection as the General Synod formally apologised for clerical sex abuse. Th...

LOOK: Dramatic Arrest Of Man Who Disrupted General Synod Service

PA | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after temporarily disrupting the start of a General Synod service at York Minster. The man was rest...

Women To Wear Aprons In Church To Protest Bishop Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

Most worshippers put on their Sunday best for church, but women across the country have been asked to wear their apron to church on this week, to prot...

Women Bishops Vote Has Left Us In 'Shock', Church Advisor Says In Leaked Memo

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

The Church of England is reeling with "shock" and facing a "major constitutional crisis" following the failure of new legislation to introduce women b...

Jokes Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Welcome to the end of the week that was. The week that America celebrated Thanksgiving, and a few people in the Church of England celebrated the vote ...

Women Bishops - Refreshing the Executive Board of the Church of England

Ellee Seymour | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK
Ellee Seymour

The Church has failed to adjust to a world which has been rapidly changing around it - and the required internal reordering and thinking required to generate a place where there would be 'magic in working' within the church's core business. The numbers of women priests have risen year on year.

'We Have A Lot Of Explaining To Do,' Says Archbishop

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, said the Church of England has a "lot of explaining" to do after rejecting legislation introducing th...

'Christian Doctrine Isn't Like Strictly Come Dancing'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

The Church of England's bishops are to hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday after legislation paving the way for the first women bishops narrowly fa...

'This Is Not About The Church, This Is About England'

Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

Supporters of the failed legislation to ordain women bishops said they were "devastated" with many saying they felt they had been betrayed by the lay ...

The Failed Vote on Female Ordination Exposes the Church of England for Exactly What It Is...

Paul Vale | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Politics
Paul Vale

Opponents of female ordination will no doubt see this as a victory for Christian traditionalism. That's no doubt true, but it's also a victory for bigotry, intolerance and small-mindedness, casting aside any chance of dragging the 500-year-old monolith a little closer to the modern world.

(PICTURES) Defeat For Women Bishops

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

The Church of England has been plunged into turmoil after legislation introducing the first women bishops failed to clear its final hurdle at the Gene...

'It's time to Finish The Job'

PA | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

The next Archbishop of Canterbury has staked his authority on a yes vote by the General Synod to legislation introducing the first women bishops. T...

Women Trouble: Church Of England Delays Decision On Female Bishops

PA | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK

The Church of England has voted to put a historic decision on introducing the first women bishops on hold amid continuing divisions over the issue...

Prominent Church of England Cleric Urges Delays On Legislation To Introduce Women Bishops

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK

One of the Church of England's most prominent female clerics has urged delays to legislation introducing women bishops after last minute amendments to...