The bishops of the Church in Wales are holding open meetings across Wales during January and February, asking for input as they begin to create a code of practice for ordaining women as bishops.
Last September, the church passed legislation to ordain women bishops, which included direction for the bishops to draw up the code. The Archbishop of Wales, Dr. Barry Morgan, said, “While we, as bishops, welcome the decision that women can now be ordained as bishops in Wales, we recognize that there are some people who do not. We want to make sure that adequate provision is made for them so that they will still feel valued and accepted in the Church and will continue to worship and minister alongside us. We have been entrusted to draw up a Code of Practice within a year of the legislation being passed and we are keen to consult as widely as possible with church members in order to reflect their views as best we can.”
Information gathered will be discussed at the church’s governing body’s meeting in April.