WOMEN are the mainstay of the Church of England in communities up and down our country. The theological argument over women being ordained as priests was won exactly 20 years ago.
Since this 1992 vote, around 3,000 women have been ordained as priests. This reform has been a huge success, in keeping with the British tradition of reforms that put new wine into old bottles.
The next natural step is to see some of the excellent ordained women priests now move into positions of leadership in our Church as bishops.