Why Be a Bishop? WHY [...]

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Why be a bishop? WHY do women want to be bishops in the Church of England? And why all the tears and anger now the vote has not gone the way they wanted? This is not Christian behaviour.

Didn't Jesus say those who want to be exalted should humble themselves and those who would follow him must take on the role of a servant? The beautiful Christian women I know serve Christ wholeheartedly out of love for him and others, without having any recognition of titles, gongs or special clothing.

The New Testament teaches that men and women are equal, but they have different roles; the problems arise when women want to start leading and this is not scriptural. I think these potential women bishops should examine their motives very closely.

SANDRA WELDON, Exeter, Devon. AS A regular churchgoer, I believe the Church of England's leaders have only themselves to blame for the debacle over women bishops.

I don't care if an ordained priest at any level is male or female as long as they're assiduous in their calling.

Regrettably, having established the principle of women bishops in mid-2011, CoE leaders asked deanery synods and parochial church councils to assent to replacing statutory arrangements for accommodating the interests of those congregations and male clergy who felt themselves unable to accept female clergy by a non-statutory code of practice. …

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