Evennett welcomes Synod vote on Women Bishops

Chatting with the Bishop of Rochester
Chatting with the Bishop of Rochester
David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, has welcomed the vote by the General Synod of the Church of England to allow women to become Bishops yesterday (14 July).

They voted overwhelmingly in favour of the change, which was narrowly blocked two years ago.

Mr Evennett commented “I voted in favour of female priests in 1994, and whilst it has taken the Church 20 years to agree to it, I am delighted that women might finally be ordained as Bishops. Women have served our Church for generations and it is good news that the senior positions are now open to them.”

Mr Evennett is a communicant member of St Paulinus Church in Crayford.