Women in the Episcopate - reference to dioceses 2014

The February 2014 meeting of General Synod referred the current Women in the Episcopate legislation to the dioceses. Details are here.

Diocesan Synods have to vote on this motion, and are not allowed to amend it.

‘That this Synod approve the proposals embodied in the draft Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure and draft Amending Canon No 33.’

For the motion to be carried the houses of clergy and laity must each vote, by a simple majority, in favour. For this purpose the bishops do not count.

The table below records the votes in favour and against, and any recorded abstentions in each house. I have obtained the voting figures from a variety of sources, but where the detailed results have been published on the diocesan website, a link is given in the last column.

Update 23 May 2014 Church House have published a full set of figures in this press release. There were a few very minor discrepancies between their figures and mine, and I have amended my figures to agree with theirs.

Diocese Bishops Clergy Laity Result date  
  For Against Abs For Against Abs For Against Abs      
Bath & Wells 1 0 0 59 3 1 57 1 0 carried 22 Mar 2014  
Birmingham 1 0 0 33 2 1 37 0 1 carried 22 Mar 2014  
Blackburn 2 1 0 31 19 2 50 14 1 carried 3 Apr 2014 link
Bradford 1 0 0 31 0 1 37 0 2 carried 22 Mar 2014  
Bristol 2 0 0 13 0 0 21 2 0 carried 29 Mar 2014  
Canterbury 1 0 0 34 3 1 52 3 1 carried 8 Mar 2014 link
Carlisle 2 0 0 33 1 0 37 2 1 carried 15 Mar 2014  
Chelmsford 4 0 0 50 7 0 55 11 1 carried 1 Mar 2014  
Chester 2 0 0 37 10 3 48 7 3 carried 21 May 2014 link
Chichester 1 1 1 36 22 2 54 20 0 carried 17 May 2014 link
Coventry 2 0 0 21 0 1 33 0 0 carried 12 May 2014 link
Derby 2 0 0 25 3 0 25 5 1 carried 10 May 2014 link
Durham 2 0 0 32 2 0 49 2 1 carried 17 May 2014  
Ely 1 0 0 33 3 0 41 5 2 carried 15 Mar 2014  
Europe                     unable to meet deadline  
Exeter 1 0 0 42 11 2 53 5 2 carried 17 May 2014 link
Gloucester 2 0 0 35 0 0 45 1 1 carried 1 May 2014 link
Guildford 1 0 0 34 3 2 36 1 3 carried 1 Mar 2014 link
Hereford 1 0 0 35 0 0 33 0 1 carried 29 Mar 2014  
Leicester 2 0 0 29 6 0 42 2 1 carried 17 May 2014 link
Lichfield 3 0 0 44 2 0 44 9 3 carried 22 Mar 2014  
Lincoln 1 0 0 57 3 0 43 2 1 carried 29 Mar 2014 link
Liverpool 1 0 0 45 1 1 50 0 2 carried 22 Mar 2014 link
London 3 0 0 40 10 7 43 17 1 carried 15 May 2014 link
Manchester 3 0 0 37 8 2 45 6 2 carried 22 May 2014  
Newcastle 2 0 0 41 2 1 36 3 1 carried 7 May 2014 link
Norwich 3 0 0 37 4 1 31 2 0 carried 29 Mar 2014  
Oxford 3 0 0 47 3 0 57 1 3 carried 22 Mar 2014 link
Peterborough 1 0 0 45 2 2 40 4 7 carried 22 Mar 2014 link
Portsmouth 1 0 0 36 1 2 31 1 3 carried 29 Mar 2014 link
Ripon & Leeds 1 0 0 37 0 0 35 1 2 carried 1 Mar 2014 link
Rochester 1 0 0 44 7 3 46 6 4 carried 21 May 2014  
St Albans 3 0 0 46 3 1 65 0 4 carried 15 Mar 2014 link
St Edmundsbury & Ipswich 1 0 0 48 0 2 62 0 1 carried 1 Mar 2014  
Salisbury 2 0 0 35 0 3 48 1 2 carried 15 May 2014 link
Sheffield 2 0 0 24 8 1 29 8 0 carried 8 Mar 2014 link
Sodor & Man 1 0 0 18 2 0 35 0 1 carried 6 Mar 2014 link
Southwark 3 0 0 45 6 0 62 6 4 carried 8 Mar 2014 link
Southwell & Nottingham 0 0 0 29 2 0 29 1 0 carried 5 Apr 2014 link
Truro 2 0 0 26 1 0 37 2 0 carried 10 May 2014 link
Wakefield 1 1 0 41 8 2 30 9 1 carried 8 Mar 2014 link
Winchester 2 0 0 37 5 1 45 4 0 carried 15 Mar 2014 link
Worcester 2 0 0 23 0 0 36 1 0 carried 30 Apr 2014 link
York 2 0 0 32 1 0 40 1 4 carried 10 May 2014  
TOTALS 75 3 1 1557 174 45 1824 166 68      

 

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