As UKViewer pointed out, my Floods post was timely. York University, venue for the Church of England Synod, was struck by lightning today after Convocations voted to move the legislation on women bishops forward.
Unfortunately, God is so unspecific in these omens. Were they seeing the Divine disapproval at the idea of women bishops? Or at the exceptions for traditionalist parishes? God has not made it clear.
But I take note that last time God indulged in theology-related lightning bolts, it was York Minster that took the blow. Which leads me to think - maybe God just doesn't like Yorkshire?