From Canon Paul Richardson
Sir, - I did enjoy reading the General Synod reports (12 July). The Church
of England has, indeed, embraced change in moving forward proposals
for women bishops and in approving a new super-diocese. But it does
seem odd that, after two reports of the Election Review Group, the
Archdeacon of Dorking should suggest that "important consequences"
flow from the best option suggested by the Group: "the idea of an
electoral college, for which electors would be elected at annual
parochial meetings." Is this not already precisely, in the scheme
of synodical government, what lay members of deanery synod are?
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