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Diocese of Europe votes to adopt the Anglican Communion Covenant

Posted on: May 31, 2011 3:56 PM
Related Categories: Covenant

By ACNS staff

The Synod of the Church of England's Diocese of Europe has voted to adopt the Anglican Communion Covenant.

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The Rt Revd Geoffrey Rowell, Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe
Photo Credit: The Diocese of Europe

The Synod, meeting in the German city of Cologne, heard a presentation by Canon Dr Alyson Barnett-Cowan, Director for Unity, Faith and Order who is based at the Anglican Communion Office.

Voting on the motion that "This Synod approves the draft Act of Synod adopting the Anglican Communion Covenant" the outcome was:

Laity - In favour 20 Opposed 3 Abstentions 0

Clergy - In favour 21 Opposed 1 Abstentions 2

Bishops - In favour 2