Gavin Drake

Journalist

Synod postpones final decision on women bishops

THE General Synod has voted to send the draft women-bishops Measure back to the House of Bishops, and not to vote on final approval until November.

An adjournment motion, moved by the Bishop of Dover, the Rt Revd Trevor Willmott, was carried by a two-thirds majority, after about two and a half hours of debate. 288 voted in favour, 144 voted against, 15 abstained.

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