What do ordinary people think about the House of Bishops’ amendment to Clause 5?

The House of Bishops has changed the legislation that will allow women to be bishops, senior clergywomen have expressed their concern, but what do the rest of us think?

WATCH has had responses from many, many people – lay and ordained – all wanting to have their views heard. So we are asking people to sign a petition asking the bishops to withdraw Clause 5.1c

Our hope is that General Synod will refer the Measure back to the House of Bishops in July, and that they will then withdraw this amendment.

To sign the petition please follow the link on the widget in the side bar of the main page, or go directly here.  It is very quick and easy!

You will be offered the chance to make a comment about why you are signing. It would be very helpful for us if you could also indicate in that box your relationship to the CofE.

We are keen to encourage anyone who is concerned about the future of the Established Church to sign this petition, whether or not they are church-goers. Please spread the word as best as you know how, word-of-mouth, email, facebook, twitter.