(Mail Online) General Synod’s House of Laity may oust Chairman after recent Vote

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Members of the Church of England’s ‘parliament’ are attempting to oust one of its most senior figures following the defeat of legislation to allow women bishops.

In a dramatic move, members of the General Synod’s House of Laity have secretly called an emergency meeting so they can hold a vote of no confidence in their Chair, Dr Philip Giddings, who spoke forcefully against the reform.

They believe that, if Dr Giddings is forced out, the move could help Church leaders get around the rules and bring back the legislation before a new Synod is elected in three years’ time.

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Posted December 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Cennydd13 wrote:

So now they may try to get even with him, will they?  Whatever happened to abiding by the rules and accepting the decision of Synod?

December 3, 1:14 am | [comment link]
2. Pageantmaster ن wrote:

The sight of the rage and the temper tantrums of the liberal minority activists of WATCH and Affirming Catholicism and their supporters has been something to behold.  Toys being thrown out of prams comes to mind.

More disappointingly there are some bishops and mainstream institutionalists who have also been showing their true colors.  I see a display of arrogance and temper, and really nothing much which is recognisably Christian in it.

I don’t recognise my church at the moment.  This is an ugly thing.

December 3, 7:01 am | [comment link]
3. francis wrote:

Tolerance.  A beautiful thing.  I. told. you. so.

December 3, 9:42 am | [comment link]
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