THE current General Synod will not approve legislation admitting
women to the episcopate, the Archdeacon of Hackney, the Ven. Rachel
Treweek, predicted on Saturday.
Addressing a conference jointly sponsored by Fulcrum, the
central evangelical network, and the group Yes 2 Women Bishops,
held at Christ Church, New Malden, Archdeacon Treweek said: "I
can't yet see how new proposals can come to the current General
Synod and be acceptable to all such that a two-thirds majority
could be achieved in each House in the life of this particular
General Synod - but I will never say never - God is God."
She encouraged the audience to consider which "mission-minded
and big-picture people" they would encourage to stand for the
deanery synod in 2014, and which lay people would stand for the
General Synod in 2015.