December 9th, 2022
On 11th November 1992, the General Synod of the Church of England passed the legislation that would enable women to be ordained as priests. To mark this anniversary, WATCH hosted an online presentation given by Grace Heaton.
Grace has spent the last four years in the history of the Movement for the Ordination of Women. In this talk, she gives an overview of the origins of MOW, the types of campaigning of its members, and some of the tensions within MOW. She then moves on to consider how women were still silenced even after the 1992 vote and how the campaign is ( and is not) remembered in the Church and the Academy.
Her talk is illustrated with photos and other artefacts from the MOW archives, which are now kept in the Women’s Library.