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 monthâ€™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 â€œfacilitated discussionsâ€ to continue.
Canon David Porter, the Archbishop of Canterburyâ€™s director of reconciliation, who guided the facilitated discussions at Synod, helped advise the Appointments Committee.
Steering Committee members
The Revd Canon Jane Charman
The Revd Canon Robert Cotton
The Ven Christine Hardman
The Rt Revd James Langstaff (Chair)
The Revd Dr Rosemarie Mallett
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)