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Monday, February 27, 2012

Two More Dioceses Vote for the Covenant

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.


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Blogger Alan T Perry said...

I don't know which beggars belief more:

that the proponents of the Covenant don't seem to believe that they have any responsibility or need to explain why the Covenant is worthy of being supported, with actual reference to the text;

or that enough synod members don't see how they can vote for something that they haven't had any rational explanation of.

February 27, 2012 at 2:36 AM  

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