Wakefield says NO

The Diocese of Wakefield has rejected the Covenant.

According to email reports (in advance of a formal statement) the vote was:
Laity 10 for, 23 against
Clergy 16 for, 17 against, 1 abstention

Bishops 2 for
A magnum to the house of laity in Wakefield!


  1. Some common sense at last!

    It's fascinating how the bishops are toeing the line. There won't be a single episcopal vote against in any Diocesan Synod but the laity are free to vote with their conscience and the clergy partly so. Hence the Wakefield results.

  2. Let's hope this starts a trend.