Valerie tabled EDM on Church of England and Women Bishops

On Monday 17 November 2014 the Church of England voted to allow women to become bishops. Valerie tabled a EDM to mark this historic occasion.

Valerie’s EDM on Women Bishops:

That this House welcomes the adoption by the Church of England of legislation which will allow women to be ordained as bishops in 2015; praises the work and words of the Archbishop of Canterbury who said that men and women are equally icons, witnesses and vessels of Christ for the world; notes that the first women priests were ordained in 1994; and is looking forward to welcoming the first women bishops.