"Code of Practice relating to the ordination of women BishopsSo, we are to have a further period of waiting and uncertainty, just to make the summer even more enjoyable for those most closely affected.
The Bench of Bishops will make a statement at the next Governing Body meeting in September 17-18 September "
What does this imply? Could the delay perhaps indicate a divided Bench on the issue, a failure to agree on the contents of the promised code?
One hopes, too, that when the Bench's statement is issued to the Governing Body, all submissions on the subject of the Code of Practice (including the dates when they were submitted) will be published, together with the proceedings of the diocesan meetings - we may even be able to help with the latter should there be a problem ....
I'm told that, in political circles, Friday is traditionally 'put out the trash day.'
Today is the feast day of the protomartyrs of Britain, Ss Alban, Julius & Aaron.