We have posted in the Campaign Information and Paper resources section a briefing note and consultation on the current draft of the women bishops legislation including the “Appleby amendment” – this is the text that the House of Bishops has chosen to replace clause 5(1)c and requires the Code of Practice to give guidance on

“the selection of male bishops and male priests in a manner which respects the grounds on which parochial church councils issue Letters of Request under section 3”.

We understand that a full official text of the revised legislation will be published shortly, and we will make sure this is linked when we have it. It is the full text (and not just the amendment) on which General Synod is now required to vote. We are also hoping that a draft version of the Code of Practice will be published before the General Synod vote in November. Do read the paper and let us know what you think.