The President of the Methodist Conference has welcomed the Church of England's General Synod vote in favour of allowing women to become bishops. (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/20648).
The Rev Ken Howcroft said on 14 July: "We rejoice in the decision of the Church of England to admit women to the episcopacy. We recognise that this has been a long and difficult process and that, for some, it is a painful decision. We will continue to keep everyone in the Church of England in our prayers. The Methodist Church has long benefitted from the equality of ministry between men and women. We are confident that our Church of England brothers and sisters will be similarly blessed as a result of today's courageous decision."