"Last month in Canterbury it became clear that such objections were, it seemed, not only being enabled but were becoming a part of the liturgy" - Women and the Church (WATCH) Press Release
Hymn: "Will you Come and Follow Me?"
|Dean of the Cathedral:||Does anyone have any formal objection to this woman being consecrated as a bishop in the Church of England? Especially remembering she's not exactly the first and we've been through this rigmarole several times now.|
|Dean of the Cathedral:||Oh deep joy. Go on then. Let's hear it.|
|Objector:||Not in the Bible.|
|Archbishop:||Not in the Bible? Listen, matey. My funny hat's not in the Bible. Having Archdeacons ain't in the Bible. Calling people "Father" is explicitly banned in the Bible. Cathedrals aren't in the Bible. Singing "I the Lord of Sea and Sky" at every ordination, consecration, licensing and every service in every Training Scheme since 2004 ain't in the Bible. This is the Church of England. If we only did the stuff in the Bible we'd sing a couple of psalms, give our money to the poor, and go home to do good works. Of course it's not in the Bible.|
|Objector:||Just saying. If I'd known you would get so touchy I wouldn't have brought it up.|
|Dean of the Cathedral:||Does anyone have any sensible objection to this woman being consecrated in the Church of England?|
|Congregation who have really had enough by now, and haven't seen a sight of a gin and tonic for anything up to an hour:||No. Can we just crack on? This isn't rocket science. We've done it all before now.|
Hymn: "I the Lord of Sea and Sky"