Lay members of the Church of England
United Kingdom

This petition is a result of wishing to support a similar petition signed by women clergy to the House of Bishops in the Church of England calling for the legislation for women bishops to be free from discrimination.

The women clergy petition was sent in May 2008 and there has been substantial pressure from lay people to conduct a similar exercise.

We, lay members of the Church of England, call upon the House of Bishops wholeheartedly to support legislation for women bishops that is free from discrimination.

We are confident that acceptable non-statutory arrangements can be made for those who remain opposed to women's ordained ministries.

To view the letter from the senior women clergy click on the link above.

We urge the bishops at General Synod strongly to support having women as bishops without further delay.

The Support Women Bishops - Laity petition to Lay members of the Church of England was written by Chris Rees and is in the category Religion at GoPetition.

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Women Bishops Laity