CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Rachel Treweek will be the first to run a diocese on her own. She will be one rank below archbishop and will become the first woman bishop to sit in the House of Lords, the British Parliament’s Upper House.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) It was not all hymn singing and rejoicing in one of England’s great medieval cathedrals during the consecration of the Rev. Libby Lane.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) On Monday (Nov. 17), the church’s two most senior leaders, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of York John Sentamu, signed the change into church, or canon, law.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Giovanni Maria Vian said women bishops would have “an extremely negative impact” on steps to bring Anglicans and Catholics closer together despite a positive meeting between Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The first woman bishop could be named by the end of the year with the appointment of at least three additional women sometime in 2015. In parts of Africa, it may take longer.
(RNS) Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will preside over a historic General Synod meeting at the University of York when a make-or-break vote on the subject is expected Monday (July 14).
(RNS) The Rev. Sue Pinnington chose to spend her sabbatical exploring the roles of women bishops in hopes that she can bring back what she learned about leadership to members of the Church of England.
(RNS) Justin Welby, head of the 85 million-member Anglican Communion, spoke of the American bishop’s deep commitment to the environment and her love for those who live and work at “the edge of society.”
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The agreement to allow women bishops would end nearly two decades of bitter conflict, and represents a victory for the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who was appointed last year just as a similar measure was defeated by just six votes.
(RNS) The decision by the Church in Wales to consecrate women bishops means the Church of England will be the last in Britain to admit women as bishops.
(RNS) The Church of England's governing body agreed to consider new draft legislation consecrating women bishops by November this year, with the goal of passing new legislation no later than November 2015.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Church of England on Friday (Jan. 4) confirmed that it has dropped its prohibition on gay clergy in civil partnerships becoming bishops -- but only if they agree to remain celibate. By Trevor Grundy.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A key panel within the Church of England has said church leaders must find a way to hold a second vote next summer to allow women to serve as bishops. By Trevor Grundy.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Church of England is facing a grave constitutional crisis as a result of last week’s failure to allow women bishops. Church leaders are urging a suspension of the rules to allow a second vote, as members of Parliament say they'll move to force the church to abide by civil anti-discrimination laws. By Trevor Grundy.
LONDON (RNS) In a surprise move that shocked both sides of a years-long debate, the Church of England on Tuesday (Nov. 20) rejected an expected move to allow women bishops, preserving the church's status as one of the last bastions of male privilege in the United Kingdom. By Trevor Grundy.
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