The first ever female Anglican bishop the Right Reverend Victoria Matthews of Christchurch, in New Zealand and the general synod's youngest woman member Emma Forward
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Women in Church split on General Synod female bishops vote

20 November 2012 Last updated at 11:06 GMT

As the Church of England General Synod prepares to vote on whether to allow women to become bishops, the issue is dividing opinion among women throughout the Anglican Church.

The Right Reverend Victoria Matthews, currently the Bishop of Christchurch in New Zealand and the first woman to be ordained in the Anglican Church of Canada, and Emma Forward, one of the Synod's youngest elected members, discuss the issues on BBC Newsnight.