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Membership of Steering Committee to prepare women bishops’ legislation

Date: 22 July 2013
The Appointments Committee of General Synod has announced the membership of the Steering Committee to take charge of the preparation of draft legislation to enable women to become bishops.

The Committee will meet a number of times in September and October to prepare the draft legislation for consideration at the November meeting of the Synod .

The size and membership of the Committee will be reviewed by the Appointments Committee after this initial phase of work.

As outlined at this month’s Synod in York the size of the newly formed Steering Committee reflects the suggestion from the Bishop of Willesden, the Rt Revd Pete Broadbent, urging “facilitated discussions” to continue.

Canon David Porter, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s director of reconciliation, who guided the facilitated discussions at Synod, helped advise the Appointments Committee.

Steering Committee members

    The Revd Paul Benfield
    The Revd Canon Jane Charman
    The Revd Canon Robert Cotton
    Dr Philip Giddings
    Dr Paula Gooder
    The Ven Christine Hardman
    Dr Jamie Harrison
    The Rt Revd James Langstaff (Chair)
    Mrs Susannah Leafe
    The Revd Dr Rosemarie Mallett
    Canon Margaret Swinson
    The Revd Preb Roderick Thomas
    The Rt Revd Dr Martin Warner
    The Rt Revd Trevor Willmott
    The Revd Canon Dr Dagmar Winter
    The Very Reverend Vivienne Faull (Consultant)

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