House of bishops


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(Prot. Epis. Ch.) one of the two bodies composing a general convertion, the other being House of Clerical and Lay Deputies.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This year, the nomination will talse place at the House of Bishops meeting from April 29-May 3 in Niagara Falls, Ont.
The House of Bishops decision, which was made at a meeting in December but only emerged yesterday, effectively lifts the prohibition on gay bishops introduced in 2011 pending a review.
A summary of business conducted by the House of Bishops when it met last month included a decision amounting to a lifting of the moratorium on the appointment of clergy in civil partnerships as bishops, the Church Times said.
The 2005 statement on civil partnerships says the House of Bishops does not regard entering into civil partnership as intrinsically incompatible with holy orders, "provided the person concerned is willing to give assurances to his or her bishop that the relationship is consistent with the standards for the clergy set out in Issues in Human Sexuality".
However, Tatchell added that the lack of official confirmation from either the House of Bishops or the Archbishop of Canterbury is "perplexing" because "if the policy has been changed, it is a significant development and should be officially confirmed by Anglican leaders.
Their interference also 'undermined the credibility of the House of Bishops'.
"As the House of Bishops, we have come to the conclusion that Bishop Bennison's capacity to exercise the ministry of pastoral oversight is irretrievably damaged," the bishops said in a resolution passed overwhelmingly during their meeting in Phoenix.
Anglican bishops from across Canada gathered for a special meeting of the National House of Bishops in Niagara Falls, Ont.
Dr Williams said the decision by the Episcopalian House of Bishops would have a "significant" impact on the 80-million strong global Anglican Communion but warned against making snap decisions.
The voting came at a special session of the House of Bishops in Salt Lake City.
The three sections of the Church in Wales' governing body, The House of Clergy, the House of Laity and the House of Bishops, were due to meet at 2pm today for the debate which may run into tomorrow.