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Women-bishops summit next week

By Madeleine Davies, Church Times

THE next stages in the path towards fresh women-bishops legislation have been outlined to members of General Synod.

"Intensive" facilitated discussions are to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday next week by the working group on wome bishops. The group has invited an additional 15 people to participate. Their names will not be released until the conclusion of the discussions.

The news came in a statement sent to all Synod members today by the Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich, the Rt Revd Nigel Stock (above), who chairs of the working group. He writes that the decision to invite the additional 15 was made at the group's first meeting on 3 January. The group had "sought nominations for some of these places from interested groups, and issued some invitations to named individuals." The group had met again yesterday.

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