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Abp John Sentamu writes on the women bishops legislation

from Replace the Measure

In the Church of England over the past 20 years, we have also been waiting and looking forward to the time when women would be ordained bishops.

Sadly, we do not yet have a good legislation on which everyone can agree.

We remain committed to the promise that women will become bishops, and to our hope that this won’t be too long. But, because we are a church which welcomes a wide range of people and theological understanding, we also remain committed to our promise to find a way of giving adequate space to those who cannot agree, on theological convictions, that the change is right.

This is not an easy balance, and we need lots of patience, prayers and a willing generosity of spirit towards each other.

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