Priests (Ordination of Women) Measure 1993

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The Priests (Ordination of Women) Measure 1993 is a Church of England Measure passed by the General Synod of the Church of England enabling the ordination of women in the Church of England.[1]

Both Queen's Consent and Prince's Consent were required to pass the Measure.[2]

It was repealed by Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure 2014[3] which enabled the ordination of women as bishops and re-enabled the ordination of women as priests.

Resolutions[edit]

To protect those in the Church of England who could not accept the ordination of women as priests, two resolutions were provided.[4]

Resolution A
"That this parochial church council would not accept a woman as the minister who presides at or celebrates the Holy Communion or pronounces the Absolution in the parish."
Resolution B
"That this parochial church council would not accept a woman as the incumbent or priest-in-charge of the benefice or as a team vicar for the benefice."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Priests (Ordination of Women) Measure 1993". legislation.gov.uk. 5 November 1993. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  2. ^ http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debate/?id=1993-10-29a.1083.4
  3. ^ "Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure 2014". legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Priests (Ordination of Women) Measure 1993". Church Society. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 

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