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Westminster Faith Debates- Women Bishops- What difference does it make?

The Church of England has now appointed its first three female bishops. In other churches and other faiths, there have been women leaders for some time. This debate draws several of them together to ask what difference woman bishops are likely to make. The panel includes WATCH Chair Hilary Cotton.Read more …

We rejoice at the appointment of the Venerable Rachel Treweek as Diocesan Bishop of Gloucester

WATCH is overjoyed about the appointment of the Venerable Rachel Treweek as the next Bishop of Gloucester.

As our first female Diocesan Bishop, she will be part of the House of Bishops as well as the College of Bishops. This is another significant step forward to attaining fuller flourishing of the Church of England for the good of our wider nation. As a Diocesan Bishop, Rachel will be the bishop with ultimate responsibility over the whole Diocese.Read more …

How is it for you? A day with laywomen

The WATCH day on Saturday was bursting with creativity, ideas, sorrow, anger and hope. More than forty women from across England met at the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham on Saturday to share our experiences of and hopes for the church. We heard from a panel of women their very different experiences of church and living out their faith: one of standing up to both gender and race discrimination, one of positive affirmation by female clergy, one of teaching wide-eyed Year 7 boys the patriarchal context of the Old Testament.Read more …