Saturday, 10 July 2010

Archbishops' amendments narrowly defeated

The proposal for co-ordinate jurisdiction proposed by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York has been narrowly defeated. The vote was taken by houses. The House of Bishops voted 25 in favour and 15 against the proposals, the House of Laity voted 106 in favour and 86 against, but the proposals were thrown out by the House of Clery which voted 85 in favour and 90 against.

The Revision Committe urged Synod to vote down the Archbishops' proposals and there followed a series of impassioned speeches both for and against. There was a motion as to whether Synod was ready to decide before voting commenced.

Jonathon Baker, an Anglo Catholic, then asked for an adjournment until Monday to allow time to think, pray and for people to consider their options, especially as Synod had voted against their Archbishops. This was voted on, and it was decided to continue.

9 comments:

  1. I thought you were staying in a box with a duck. Now that the motion has been defeated it is time to put all happy-clappys in a box with a duck and throw away the key.

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  2. Sometimes you need an instantaneous translation at these things, in the way they do at the United Nations.

    'allow time to think, pray and for people to consider their options' = 'let wheeler-dealers gather in smoke-filled rooms and stitch up a different plan to scupper the legislation'.

    Reports already suggest that this meeting took place late last night.

    Toby

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  3. Suem, thanks for this succinct report. I wondered how you see ++Rowan's leadership now that his amendments have been rejected. It doesn't look good from this end, seeing through the lens of the media reports.

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  4. Post on this coming up, Andy. He looked harrowed both on Saturday and this morning during and after service. Off the record, from comments he made to a friend, he was upset/ dismayed by the result.

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  5. Thanks for that, and thank you for posting your pics. I pray that the next few days will see this ship in calmer waters, with safe hands firmly at the helm.

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  6. Being a sexist, I hadn't agreed with women Bishops 'til I saw the hot woman on the left. Do you think she might be consecrated and then lay hands on me?

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  7. I've tried to find the voting for the House of Bishops but without success, apart from the simple numbers. Is there anywhere we can see which bishops voted which way?

    Toby

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  8. I've had a quick look and can't find who voted for what, Toby.

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  9. You never know your luck, Fr Jass, especially if you are as gorgeous as some of the men who feature on Anglican Mainstreams. But what would Mrs. Hugh Jass have to say...

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