The Church of England
is the broadest of churches. It has a reputation for carrying out an exhaustive search for compromise even if that means fudging difficult issues.
That's what made the Synod's substantial vote last summer to press ahead with the ordination of women bishops seem all the more decisive.
Traditionalists were left disappointed and angry when they were denied the legal right they had wanted to opt out of the control of
The Synod clearly felt that women
ordaining to the most senior posts was too important a principal to allow the pain of a minority
of traditionalists to send it off course.
Women bishops | vote tags: Tracking the Vote