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Church of England expected to name first female bishop Wednesday

Church of England expected to name first female bishop Wednesday

News sources in the UK are reporting that, just four weeks after the CoE’s General Synod changed Canon Law, the first female bishop is expected to be named on Wednesday

From the Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph understands that a female priest has been chosen as the new Bishop of Stockport which has been vacant since May when the previous holder, the Rt Rev Robert Atwell, was made Bishop of Exeter.

The identity of the new bishop is a closely guarded secret but it is understood an announcement of the appointment, by the Queen, will be made by Downing Street on Wednesday.  The Daily Telegraph has also learnt that new legislation to fast-track women bishops into the House of Lords will be introduced to Parliament on Thursday.

Also in   the Guardian


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But remember that in order to have women bishops, the Church of England also agreed to institutionalize and perpetuate misogyny by also appointing bishops who believe in “male headship.” It’s one thing to provide for parishes that are conservative and want men only to minister to them, it’s quite another to preserve and perpetuate misogyny in this way. Meanwhile, they are dreadful on LGBT people, especially their clergy, and there will be no special appointments of LGBT friendly bishops… They really haven’t quite entered the 21st Century. Check this out:

Rod Gillis

Yes, there is a fair amount of comment about these issues over at Thinking Anglicans.

Rod Gillis

‘I’m sorry to have kept you waiting, but I’m afraid my walk has become rather sillier recently.’ -Monty Python

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