Newcastle Diocesan Synod supports Church of England's proposals for women bishops


The Church of EnglandThe Newcastle Diocesan Synod, which is the representative body for the Church of England from the Tyne to the Tweed, met on Wednesday 7 May at St Margaret's Church, Scotswood, Newcastle, in order to debate and vote on the Church of England's proposed legislation to allow women to become bishops.

The Church of England's General Synod requested each individual Diocesan Synod to vote on the proposals in advance of its own final debate and vote in July 2014.

The motion, “That this Synod approve the proposals embodied in the draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure and draft Amending Canon No.33” was carried in all three houses with these voting figures:



for               against     abstentions
Bishops 2 0 0
Clergy 41 2 1
Laity 36 3 1








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