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General Synod - Summary of business conducted on Monday 9th July AM


LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS: DRAFT BISHOPS AND PRIESTS (CONSECRATION AND ORDINATION OF WOMEN) MEASURE AND DRAFT AMENDING CANON NO. 30

Draft Measure and Draft Amending Canon for Final Approval (Final Drafting at the February 2012 group of sessions)

Article 7 and Article 8 business

The Bishop of Manchester (Chair of the Steering Committee) moved:

'That the Measure entitled "Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure" be finally approved.'

The Steering Committee for the draft Measure had indicated its intention to seek the permission of the Chair, immediately following the moving of the motion for Final Approval of the draft Measure at item 501, to move an Adjournment under Standing Order 94(b).

Following permission from the Chair, the Bishop of Dover moved:

'That the debate be now adjourned to enable the new clause 5(1)(c) inserted by the House of Bishops into the draft Measure entitled "Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure" to be reconsidered by the House of Bishops.'

Following a debate and a division of Synod, the motion was carried.

For: 288
Against: 144
Abstentions: 15

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