Well, the Cof E has voted for women in the Episcopate. No surprises there then. And I do think it was the right thing to do. Sadly quite a number of my friends there feel very hurt by the way the vote turned out, offering little (as they see it) provision for their point of view. The code of practice doesn't meet up to their hopes. No super bishops.
Part of me is annoyed. It seems silly to have moved from generous provision to less than generous provision, just at the very time you want all the non-fundamentalist hands on deck to repel GAFCON. But the whole GAFCON thing scuppered that. And sadly, I can see why. To continue to admit there can be a choice of Bishop depending on your point of view on one issue would be dangerous in view of the threat of African Conservative Bishop type incursions into the CofE. It's rough on the Anglo-Catholic wing, but there has to be a toughening of the ecclesiology in England. Either you accept the authority of the Bishops of your province as appointed or you don't. No more pick and choose who you work with. But my heart still bleeds for my pals. They are hurting right now.
Pah! Sometimes I detest the institutional Church because of what it does to people. And I have nasty thoughts about it. "May all your grand-daughters grow up to to bishops - and look and think like George Carey!" Still, in God we trust. And not in the Church in this world. Maranatha - Come Lord Jesus!