GENERAL SYNOD HAS PASSED a motion (by 288 votes for to 144 votes against with 2 recorded abstentions) today, to adjourn the Final Approval debate on the draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure to enable the amendment made in May to clause 5 to be reconsidered by the House of Bishops.
The House will meet for that purpose in September. When it does so it will have power to amend the part of the text of the draft Measure previously altered by the amendment it made in May to clause 5.
The Archbishops are expected to confirm shortly whether there is to be a special meeting of the General Synod in London in November for the Final Approval debate to be resumed and concluded.
The Bishop of Dover the Rt Revd Trevor Willmott on behalf of the Steering Committee successfully moved the motion this morning proposing that the debate on the motion for the Final Approval be adjourned.