Forward in Faith is delighted to publish the text of an Open Letter recently sent to the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York by some of those bishops, priests and deacons of the Church of England who are unable in conscience to receive the ordination of women as bishops. The letter has been sent in advance of the July Sessions of General Synod in order that the concerns of these loyal Anglicans are made clear in the run-up to the debates which will take place in York this weekend.
The letter was the initaitive of the three Provincial Episcopal Visitors, the Bishop of Fulham and the Master of the Society of the Holy Cross. It has been signed by 1,333 clergymen and women. 60% of the signatories are in Office in the Provinces of Canterbury and York and 35% of those who have signed are retired clergy who are all still performing valuable and much-needed ministry. Just 5% of the names are of those who, for reasons of age or infirmity, are now inactive.
You can read the letter here.