Women Bishops: resources for diocesan synod debate 12 November


The Church of EnglandOn Saturday 12th November, the Newcastle Diocesan Synod meets to debate and vote on the Church of England's draft legislation on women bishops.

Each of the 44 dioceses in the Church of England has been asked to debate and vote on the proposals by the General Synod, the national governing body.

Below are links to download the key documents involved in the debate:

  1. Request by General Synod to diocesan synods to debate and vote on the proposed legislation
  2. The background to the history of the proposals
  3. The draft legislation (or 'measure') itself (and the Amending Canon to tidy up some other existing legislation if the measure is passed) 

There is much more information available from the Church of England web site.



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