Private Member's Motion - Governing Body Meeting on 2 May 2019
Statement by Credo Cymru
Credo Cymru is delighted at the outcome of a Governing Body debate, held during their meeting in Cardiff today, concerning a deeply divisive private member's motion which sought to persuade the Bench of Bishops to fundamentally change their Code of Practice. After an hour-long debate, Governing Body members voted overwhelmingly to reject the motion.
The motion was an attempt to prevent the future ordination of any traditionalist member of the Church in Wales who, in conscience, could not accept the sacramental ministry of women. All ten speakers, including those who consider they have no need of a Code of Practice, urged the meeting to reject the motion. We are deeply grateful for their compassionate understanding.
We are certain that our members, along with many other traditionalists in the Church in Wales, will be greatly relieved and thankful for the closure of this particular debate.
2 May 2019
The result showed: 63 (61.8%) votes against the proposal; 19 (18.6%) for the proposal and 20 (19.6%) abstentions