women priests

  • January 21, 2010

    The campaign group WATCH (Women and the Church) has expressed "deep regret" that there will be no debate on the draft legislation for women bishops at the forthcoming General Synod of the Church of England - its governing body.

  • October 26, 2009

    The debate about provisions offered by Pope Benedict XVI to Anglicans wishing to join the Roman Catholic Church ignores the fact that the majority of Anglo-Catholics are in favour of women’s ministry, say two major Anglican societies.

  • October 24, 2009

    Over 500 Church of England clergy are meeting today to consider the Pope's offer for them to join their own section of the Roman Catholic Church. But sceptics point out that false claims of a 'mass exodus' have been made before.

  • October 15, 2009

    Discrimination, segregation, stereotyping – all factor in to women’s lives, says Fran Porter. By its words and actions, the church is part of the conversation. The question is, what is it saying?

  • September 15, 2009

    Campaigners have welcomed a decision by Blackburn Cathedral to overturn its decision to offer communion wafers consecrated by a male priest when a woman priest was taking a service.

  • March 11, 2009

    Women in the Reformed churches of Switzerland are honouring two Kenyan theologians whose work is aimed at overcoming barriers to the ordination of women in the Reformed Church of East Africa.

  • November 18, 2008

    A member of the Church of England's general synod who supports a greater role for women in the church says that in 10 years half of all full-time clergy will be women, but moves to consecrate female bishops is not keeping pace.

  • September 23, 2008

    The Lutheran Church of Sweden will today mark the 50th anniversary of its decision in 1958 to ordain women as priests, and cathedrals in all of the church's 13 dioceses are to hold services to celebrate the anniversary.

  • July 7, 2008

    Great emotion greeted the decision this evening by the General Synod of the Church of England, its governing body, to confirm the Church’s intention to consecrate women as bishops – a historic move following women's ordination in 1994.

  • May 29, 2008

    Male clergy, deans, retired bishops and lay members of the Church of England are being urged to sign an online petition calling for legislation to end discrimination against women in the Church and allow the appointment of women bishops.