Women bishops: House of Laity chairman faces no-confidence vote
Press AssociationThe chairman of the Church of England's House of Laity will face a vote of no confidence on Friday.
A bid to oust Dr Philip Giddings from his post was launched after women failed to win the right to become bishops at the General Synod in November – a measure he had spoken against.
The legislation failed in the House of Laity, one of three houses that makes up the synod, by just six votes.
Canon Stephen Barney will move the vote of no confidence in Dr Giddings during the House of Laity meeting in Church House, Westminster.
Setting out his reasons, Canon Barney cited the speech Dr Giddings made before the crucial vote. He said the speech had convinced many undecided members of the House of Laity to vote against the legislation to introduce female bishops.
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"Women bishops: House of Laity chairman faces no-confidence vote", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2013. Consulté le 01/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/women-bishops-house-of-laity-chairman-faces-no-confidence-vote