Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Ordained Women Priests Outpace Men in Church of England

A survey that was recently published examined the rates of female priests being ordained in the Church of England and showed that for the first time more women were ordained in 2010 than were men.

The results of the survey were produced by the Evangelical Alliance and compiled by Peter Brierley, who used church statistics from the United Kingdom dating back until 2005.

Official records form the Church of England showed that in 2010 there were 290 women compared with only 273 men ordained in priesthood marking the first time the number of women ordained outnumbered that of their male counterparts. Read more

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