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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Ely Votes No; Chester Votes Yes

Results continue to come in from Church of England diocesan synods voting on the Anglican Covenant. (See previous post.) We have learned that we were victorious in the Diocese of Ely, but the Diocese of Chester voted for the Covenant.

The voting in Ely was as follows: Bishops—1 for, 0 against, 1 abstention; Clergy—16 for, 23 against, 1 abstention; Laity—19 for, 19 against, 0 abstentions.

The voting in Chester was as follows: Bishops—3 for, 0 against,0 abstentions; Clergy—22 for, 14 against, 5 abstentions; Laity—26 for, 23 against, 5 abstentions.

As of now, 20 of 44 dioceses have voted against the Covenant, but only 11 have voted for it.

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