I’ve spent part of this very hot afternoon listening to the debate from General Synod. As I forecast the amendment of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York has been lost. Voting was in houses and the result was:-
House of Bishops For: 25 Against: 15
House of Clergy For: 85 Against: 90 Abstentions: 5
House of Laity For: 106 Against 86 Abstentions 4
As it failed in the House of Clergy the amendment was lost. I will comment further when I’ve had time to reflect on it.