women bishops

  • 10 Jul 2010

    The Church of England's General Synod began meeting in York yesterday. An 11-clause measure deals with legal requirements for enabling women bishops.

  • 1 Jul 2010

    The United Reformed Church will make history tomorrow when it inducts two women - Mrs Val Morrison and the Rev Dr Kirsty Thorpe - as co-moderators of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church (URC).

  • 27 Jun 2010

    Unequal treatment of women undermines the whole church’s calling to care for the needy and challenge the world by witnessing to the possibility of a new way of life in which none are exploited or marginalised, says Savi Hensman, and she examines the latest machinations around women's ministry in the Church of England.

  • 7 Jun 2010

    Irja Askola has become the first woman to be elected as a bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, a step seen as a "milestone" by Lutherans globally.

  • 9 Feb 2010

    The Church of England's General Synod has said it will go ahead with installing women as bishops, but a delay in draft legislation has left many frustrated and uncertain about how the plan will work in practice.

  • 21 Jan 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.

  • 26 Oct 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.

  • 24 Oct 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.

  • 15 Oct 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?

  • 13 Feb 2009

    The long road towards accepting women bishops in the Church of England became an inch shorter on 11 February as the Church of England's General Synod passed a tentative enabling motion.