Few women preferred in 2005
Posted: 02 Nov 2006 @ 00:00
Sir, - Your readers may be interested to note that among the senior clerical
appointments listed by the Church Times in 2005 (
Year in Review, 30 December), only two appointments were of women.
Of these, one has been appointed as an archdeacon, and the other as the
warden of a theological college. This constitutes three per cent of the
Since nearly a quarter of Church of England priests are women, we could
deduce that the Church is still pursuing a policy of mere tokenism regarding
the appointment of women to senior positions.
Or might it be that ordained women have a quite different idea of what
constitutes a significant post?
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