Bishop of Norwich disappointed by women bishops vote
20 November 2012 Last updated at 19:21 GMT
The general synod of the Church of England has voted against the appointment of women as bishops.
The decision came at the end of a day of debate by supporters and opponents - and a 12-year legislative process.
The measure was passed by the synod's houses of bishops and clergy but was rejected by the house of laity.
The Bishop of Norwich, the Right Reverend Graham James, spoke of his disappointment after the vote.