Church of England Synod Vote On Women BishopsThe Church of England has voted to allow women bishops for first time in its history. The decision, taken by the General Synod in York, reverses a previous rejection in 2012. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, said: “Today is the completion of what was begun over 20 years ago with the ordination of women as priests. “I am delighted with today’s result. Today marks the start of a great adventure.” The issue over women bishops has caused internal division since the Synod approved female priests in 1992. Today’s decision, approved in all three houses of the church’s governing body, followed a five-hour debate. More