Women as bishops in the Church of England

On 17 November 2014 the Church of England formally approved plans for women bishops. The vote on Monday at the general synod meeting at Church House in Westminster gave the final seal of approval to the legislation, following its passage through Parliament in October. The decision has been welcomed by long-term campaigners for change, who see it as step towards widening female participation in the Church.

Members of the Coalition warmly congratulates all those who have been involved in the campaign, and gives thanks for a long overdue change.