Church of England dioceses continue to vote on whether the adoption of the Anglican Covenant should return to the General Synod for a final vote. This weekend, the synods of the dioceses of Winchester and Sheffield voted. Alas, both voted in favor of the Covenant. Sheffield announced the result without revealing the actual vote totals. The vote totals from Winchester are as following: Bishops—3 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions; Clergy—22 for, 11 against, 4 abstentions; Laity—38 for, 10 against, 2 abstentions.
Of the 44 Church of England dioceses, 7 have now voted in favor of the Covenant, and 10 have voted against it.
Update: The vote totals for Sheffield are as follows: Bishops—2 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions; Clergy—16 for, 6 against, 1 abstention; Laity—31 for, 9 against, 0 abstentions.