As you know by now the House of Lords debate on the Bishops and Priests Consecration of Women Bishops Measure, took place last Monday 13 October with much success. The next and nearly final stage will be on Monday 20th October when the Measure will be debated in the House of Commons. Please could you, as WATCH members and friends, contact your Constituency Member of Parliament and draw her/his attention to this important debate with a request to attend and support it. Please add any comment or view you may have about the Measure and Bishops Declaration. It would be so good if there was a full House with an overwhelming acceptance of the Measure. This would signal to Church and Society how pleased everyone is to see our excellent ordained women having the opportunity to take their place as Bishops alongside the men.

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Some of us will be attending the debate; others will be watching it on the Parliamentary Channel. We are not sure of the time of the debate but will let you know when it is published.

With many thanks.