The finish line for the WiE legislation was crossed today when General Synod agreed to promulge and action the Canon enabling women to be bishops in the Church of England.

WATCH shares the joy of the church and the nation that after a long time of watching, waiting and campaigning, there will now be ACTION. We look forward to hearing about and supporting those who will be nominated for upcoming vacancies. There is a deep and rich pool from which to draw.

Although the legislation has passed a finish line, WATCH will continue to seek gender justice in the Church of England, that it may be a place of flourishing for women and men.

Hilary Cotton, Chair of WATCH said, “Today signals a profound shift in the Church of England, and for Anglicans around the world. Women and men will at last be able to use their gifts fully in the leadership of the Church. WATCH looks forward to bringing gender justice to fruition in the Church of England. From now, we are just getting started”.