Legislative Drafting Group

The Report of the Legislative Drafting Group, which has been meeting under the chairmanship of the Bishop of Manchester, was reportedly due to be published as this issue of New Directions went to press. All members of Forward in Faith – indeed, all readers of New Directions – are urged to read the report, so as to be well-informed as we enter the next phase of the debate on the ordination of women to the episcopate, with its related questions of ecclesial provision for all those who in conscience will be unable to receive such an innovation.

Upon publication, a link will be available at: www.forwardinfaith.com/ artman/publish/index.shtml – which will lead the reader to an online copy of the Report.

Comment and Analysis

In the days following, comment and analysis from FiF will also appear on the above page of the Forward in Faith Website.

As the debate gathers momentum up to the July Sessions of the General Synod

in York, all members of Forward in Faith are urged to keep themselves in touch with developments. (Most people who don’t have internet access themselves generally know someone else who has!)

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Delegate Conference

In the light of the above, there will be a Delegate Conference in Central London on Friday, 6 June 2008, for all of the following:

Members of the Forward in Faith Council

Members of the Forward in Faith College of Deans

All Lay and Clerical Chairmen of Forward in Faith Diocesan Branches

All members of the Catholic Group in General Synod

Each of the above should by now have received information about this most important meeting; any who haven’t should be in touch with the Director of Forward in Faith at Gordon Square: stephen.parkinson@forwardinfaith.com as a matter of urgency.