Thanks be to God!
Last week the General Synod of the church of England voted by a two thirds majority for the admission of women to the episcopate. At long last this matter, which has so held back the effective mission of the church, has been resolved. Alleluia!
In June we celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the admission of women to the priesthood with a joyous and moving service at Sheffield Cathedral, which has recently been beautifully refurbished. The Ven. Jane Sinclair preached an inspirational sermon.
Here you see some of the women priests from our Diocese with Bishops Steven and Peter after the service.