Monday, 6 February 2012


This afternoon the General Synod of the Church of England meet at Church House, Westminster. The main debates during this session will be on Women Bishops, looking at the provision made for those who can’t accept this innovation which I have to say, having read the paper on it, is about as much use as a chocolate teapot for traditionalists. I was not impressed by the comment made yesterday in the Telegraph by the Revd.Rose Hudson-Wilkin “The Church is desperately trying to hold everybody together, and we haven’t understood that this is not going to be possible. To try to do that is to put on a sticking plaster that is going to curl at the edge and fall apart. It cannot be sustainable. The whole thing is a mess. We need to say, as a Church, 'We ordain men and women.’ Full stop. All the way to the top. For those who feel that they can’t live with it? They’re adults. By all means, go to Rome. Join the Ordinariate. Don’t stay and make demands of the Church. It’s wrong.”

The only demand that I and many others make of the church is that they observe the guide lines of scripture, tradition and reason when making any decision and make adequate provision for those who cannot accept Women Bishops and Priests AND THAT IS NOT A CODE OF PRACTICE.

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