Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Women Bishops will happen in 2014

I rasied this issue recently with the Minister: I am fully supportive of women becoming Bishops. It will happen in 2014

Guy Opperman (Hexham, Conservative)
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps she has taken to support the Church of England's General Synod on the subject of women bishops.

Hansard source (Citation: HC Deb, 18 December 2013, c672W)
Helen Grant (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; Maidstone and The Weald, Conservative)
I strongly support the Synod in the progress that it has made this year towards enabling women to become bishops. It is widely acknowledged that women already do a tremendous job within the Church of England and the time has come to take the final step of enabling women to become bishops. I understand that the Synod hopes their legislative process to enable the appointment of women bishops will be completed by the end of 2014. It is important to note, that decisions about the Church of England's internal structure and organisation are matters for the Church itself and not Government.