Church of England general synod rejects women bishops

Key points

  • The Church of England's general synod has voted against appointing women as bishops.
  • Campaign group Women and the Church called it "a devastating blow" for the Church and the people of England.
  • The next Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, earlier called on the synod to approve the measure.
  • The House of Bishops is expected to meet on Wednesday to discuss "how we go forward as a Church".

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Reporting:

  • Trevor Timpson 
  • Alex Kleiderman 
  • Sarah Bell 

Last updated 20 November 2012

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