Women in the Episcopate

Movers Driver, J.

That this General Synod:
(a) Acknowledges that this Synod has reaffirmed its in principle support for the ordination of women to the episcopate;
(b) Notes with thanks the generosity of spirit which has characterised the debate;
(c) Acknowledges the pain of many faithful and loyal Anglicans at this outcome.
(d) Commits itself to maintaining the overall unity of the National Church, including the unity of each diocese under the jurisdiction of the diocesan bishop and believes such unity is essential for the overall effectiveness of the Church’s mission to bring the Gospel of Christ to all people; and
(e) Affirms that those who dissent from, as well as those who assent to the ordination of women to the priesthood and the episcopate are both loyal Anglicans.

Jeffrey Driver – 5 Oct 04

Resolution year: 2004
Resolution number: 46/04