News from WATCH

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 »

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 »

The Rev’d Stephen France – RIP

September 8th, 2022

Rev Stephen France – RIP It is with deep sadness that we pass on the news that Revd Stephen France died on the 1st September. Stephen was a valued member of… Read more »

The CNC elections and fair appointments?

July 17th, 2022

In the University where I work there is a constant concern to ensure that the appointment processes for all jobs are fair. We discuss the best ways to minimise unconscious… Read more »

Jean Mayland RIP – An Obituary

January 13th, 2022

Jean Mayland 1936-2021 When I was asked to write Jean’s obituary, I decided, in order to make it inclusive as Jean was, it should contain the voices of those who… Read more »

A Statement from WATCH on the Implementation and Dialogue Group’s report on the House of Bishops’ Declaration

July 6th, 2021

STATEMENT FROM WATCH Implementation and Dialogue Group on the House of Bishops’ Declaration: Report of the Group WATCH has read with interest the long-awaited report from the Implementation and Dialogue… Read more »

A Statement from WATCH

June 27th, 2021

The trustees of WATCH welcome Emma’s return to the role of Chair.