Methodist Church welcomes 'yes' vote on women bishops

The President of the Methodist Conference has welcomed the newsthat the Church of England's General Synod has today voted infavour of allowing women to become bishops. 

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