News from WATCH

NOT EQUAL YET – Conference on Saturday 20 April 2024

February 5th, 2024

WATCH is pleased to be sponsoring this conference on Saturday, 20 April 2024 at St John’s Church in Waterloo.  You can book your place at the conference through this link… Read more »

PRAYER OF LAMENT

February 1st, 2024

This prayer is taken from the service at St Martin in the Fields for the 80th anniversary of the priesting of Florence Li Tim-Oi. It’s a wonderful prayer and we… Read more »

WATCH says, ‘It is time for the Church of England to find a generous way to bring the arrangements set out in the 2014 settlement to an end.’

November 6th, 2023

For over nine years, WATCH has observed the outworking of the 2014 House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests (the Declaration), and highlighted concerns about its… Read more »

WATCH says, ‘It is time for the Church of England to find a generous way to bring the arrangements set out in the 2014 settlement to an end.’

November 6th, 2023

For over nine years, WATCH has observed the outworking of the 2014 House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests (the Declaration), and highlighted concerns about its… Read more »

Why only 2 Diocesan Bishops in the last 11 appointments in the Church of England have been women

September 27th, 2023

Congratulations to Bishop Debbie Sellin, whose appointment as the next Bishop of Peterborough was announced today, and prayers for a fruitful ministry.  The Church of England will now have 7… Read more »

Inquiry by Independent Reviewer into the appointment of the Rt Revd Philip North as Bishop of Blackburn

May 11th, 2023

The Rt Revd Philip North has recently been appointed as the new diocesan Bishop of Blackburn.  This is the first time since the 2014 House of Bishops’ Declaration on the… Read more »

Inquiry by Independent Reviewer into the appointment of the Rt Revd Philip North as Bishop of Blackburn

May 10th, 2023

The Rt Revd Philip North has recently been appointed as the new diocesan Bishop of Blackburn.  This is the first time since the 2014 House of Bishops’ Declaration on the… Read more »

The Nomination of The Rt Rev’d Philip North as the next diocesan Bishop of Blackburn

March 10th, 2023

Women and the Church (WATCH), a national campaign group for gender equality in the Church of England, notes the nomination of The Right Reverend Philip North, Suffragan Bishop of Burnley,… Read more »

A statement from WATCH

January 5th, 2023

National campaign group, Women and the Church (WATCH), makes a statement on why all diocesan bishops in the Church of England should treat all priests in their dioceses equally, irrespective… Read more »

The death of Her Majesty The Queen

September 11th, 2022

WATCH reflects with gratitude on the dedicated and faithful life of Queen Elizabeth II. As a charity committed to promoting the full inclusion of women in the Church of England,… Read more »