Ordination of women to the priesthood and episcopate

Movers Bishop of Wangaratta

That this General Synod, having taken note of the report of its Commission on Doctrine entitled “The Ministry of Women” endorses the conclusion of the Commission that the theological objections which have been raised do not constitute a barrier to

(a) the ordination of women to the priesthood, and
(b) the consecration of women to the episcopate, in this Church.

(The Bishop of Wangaratta, 29.8.77)

Carried by the House of Laity: 44 votes to 33
Carried by the House of Clergy: 50 votes to 33
Carried by the House of Bishops: 13 votes to 6

Resolution year: 1977
Resolution number: 23/77