Press Release for the co-sponsored conference for all those in favour of women Bishops
Church in all its Fullness
Sat 16 March 2013
New Malden, SW London
... a conference for all those in favour of women bishops
co sponsored with Yes2WomenBishops
20th November 2012 is viewed by supporters of the full ministry of women with varying degrees of frustration, disappointment and anger. The question is what happens now?
“One major lesson is that the positive value of women’s ministry needs to be spelt out a great deal more. Too much of the discussion around the time of the Synod vote was centred upon the issues that its opponents were concerned about. This meant that women bishops was presented far too much as ‘a problem to be solved’ rather than a wonderful opportunity for the church to move forward to greater fullness and enrichment,” says Stephen Kuhrt, Chairman of Fulcrum, the central evangelical network, and vicar of Christ Church New Malden.
“More needs to be done to give those in favour of women bishops a greater depth of confidence in the weighty theological grounds for this. Then discussion is now needed of the various options in regard to the future legislation to go before General Synod,” he says.
Fulcrum and Yes2WomenBishops are jointly organising a conference for all those in favour of women bishops from whatever tradition. It is intended to help map out how we can bring this about.
Women Bishops: Church in all its Fullness
Christ Church, New Malden, KT3 4RE, Saturday 16th March 2013, 10.00 am – 3.00 pm: 20 minutes from Waterloo.
Speakers: Revd Jody Stowell, Revd Stephen Kuhrt, and Archdeacon Rachel Treweek
Media Enquiries: Andy Walton 07801073353