A sad day for equality, after the Church of England votes against having female bishops. It was a close; but ultimately the measure was NOT accepted. What are you views on this? Do you support female bishops? And has this effected your view of the Church of England?
[from the BBC article] The Church of England has "lost a measure of credibility" after rejecting the introduction of women bishops, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.
The Most Reverend Rowan Williams told the ruling general synod that the Church could be seen as "wilfully blind" to modern trends and priorities.
While 324 synod members voted for women bishops, Church voting rules mean 122 votes against were enough to block it.
However the Archbishop of York said the principle had been accepted.
"There will be women bishops in my lifetime," Dr John Sentamu told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
"The principle has already been accepted by the general synod. It has already been accepted by all the dioceses.
"So what we need to do is find the legislation - 99.9% of the legislation is there - it's this little business of provision for those who are opposed."