​Market Cross: Archbishop Welby with schoolchildren
in Chichester on Tuesday, at the end of his
pre-enthronement prayer pilgrimage.

(Image courtesy Church Times website.)

 

​Archbishop Justin Welby has rejected a ‘winner-takes-all’ approach on women bishops after the Church of England failed last year to secure the high level of support necessary for the change, saying if the Church were a political party, the situation would be more straightforward "because we'd have passed the Measure by a majority and chucked out everyone who disagreed with us; nice and simple”.

"It's just not Christian. It's not what we do,” he said. “We're bound together by a common baptism through the work of the Holy Spirit, and I don't think we should have the liberty of saying to people: 'This is how it's going to be, and that's just too bad if you don't like it.'

"Now, in the end, we make decisions, but I think, on the whole, that the fact that the Church has existed for as long as it has shows that the way we do it tends to have some virtue."

Read the full interview: www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2013/22
 

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