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Deans of women’s ministry an outdated idea

06 March 2015


From Canon Roger Hill

Sir, - I see from your columns that dioceses continue to appoint deans of women's ministry, and wonder whether others share my bewilderment about why.

In these happy and long-awaited days when ministry is fully open to women and men, it seems only right that together they should share both structures of support and encouragement and also mechanisms for the righting of wrongs and the airing of grievances.

Holding on to posts that were undoubtedly necessary in the past makes the Church appear to lack confidence in the decisions taken. What we need to do is fully to lay hold of the prize we have gained.

4 Four Stalls End, Littleborough
Lancashire OL15 8SB

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