Last weekend three Church of England dioceses voted to affirm the Anglican Covenant. The week before three voted against. So far this week, including the vote of Sodor and Man on Thursday night, another three dioceses have voted against the Anglican Covenant.
Today, the Diocese of Chelmsford voted against. The Covenant was narrowly defeated in the clergy order.
From Twitter: “@auntygladys: Bishops 2 for 1 against 1 ab, clergy 2 more against than for, laity 31 for 30 against so just defeated.”
The Diocese of Hereford also voted against the Covenant, with a tie in the Clergy order and a narrow defeat in the lay order:
From Facebook: “”Hereford Diocesan Synod voted against Covenant 3rd March 2012. Bishops 2 for; Clergy 15 for, 15 against, 1 abstained; laity 21 for, 23 against, 1 abst.”
We’re still waiting to hear from the Diocese of Bradford.
UPDATE: Bradford has narrowly voted in favor. (From @layanglicana) That makes 2 against, 1 for today, and the total now 13 against, 8 in favor.
Thinking Anglicans has the details of the votes.