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20 Years Of Women Priests

EDM number 1313 in 2013-14, proposed by Valerie Vaz on 06/05/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Employment, Equality and Religion and faith communities.

That this House notes that the Church of England has celebrated 20 years since the first women were ordained as priests on 12 March 1994; congratulates the first 32 women who were ordained and led the way for many more women to follow them; welcomes the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury during a service at St Paul's Cathedral on Saturday 3 May 2014 that men and women are equally icons, witnesses, and vessels of Christ for the world; praises the progress that has been made, but also notes that there is still more work to do; and calls on the Government to encourage the Church of England's General Synod to bring in legislation for women bishops to be appointed.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Valerie Vaz06/05/2014Walsall SouthLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley06/05/2014Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Andrew George07/05/2014St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Helen Goodman07/05/2014Bishop AucklandLabourSeconded
Virendra Sharma07/05/2014Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Gordon Marsden07/05/2014Blackpool SouthLabourSeconded
Sandra Osborne07/05/2014Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Mike Gapes07/05/2014Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin07/05/2014Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
David Ward08/05/2014Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton08/05/2014GowerLabourSigned
John Cryer12/05/2014Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn12/05/2014Islington NorthLabourSigned
David Crausby13/05/2014Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Annette Brooke13/05/2014Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell13/05/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
James Gray13/05/2014North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Lindsay Roy13/05/2014GlenrothesLabourSigned

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