(ThisisHampshire) A Church of England breakaway group launches

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A Winchester church is hosting the launch of a local breakaway group from the Church of England over plans for women bishops.

The General Synod – the Church of England’s ruling body – is due to vote on the ordination of women bishops next month (Nov).

Just days before the crunch-vote, Holy Trinity Church in Upper Brook Street is setting-up a Winchester diocesan branch of the “Mission Society of St Wilfred and St Hilda” on Saturday November 16 with the blessing of the Bishop of Richborough.

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Posted October 23, 2012 at 8:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. MichaelA wrote:

I gather from this that the branch is being set up within the diocese of Winchester.  But if it is a “branch” of the Society of Hilda & Wilfrid, then how is it a “breakaway group”? 

If it was a new unauthorised congregation then I could understand the headline to the article.

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