Methodist Church welcomes 'yes' vote on women bishops

The President of the Methodist Conference has welcomed the news that the Church of England's General Synod has today voted in favour of allowing women to become bishops. 

The Revd Ken Howcroft said: "We rejoice in the decision of the Church of England to admit women to the episcopacy. We recognise that this has been a long and difficult process and that, for some, it is a painful decision. We will continue to keep everyone in the Church of England in our prayers. The Methodist Church has long benefitted from the equality of ministry between men and women. We are confident that our Church of England brothers and sisters will be similarly blessed as a result of today's courageous decision."

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