The vote in the General Synod on the measure was carried by the required two-thirds majority in the three constituent parts of the Synod: the House of Bishops, the House of Clergy and the House of Laity.
A year ago today we launched Capital Vision 2020, our collective vision of a church that is in 2020 Christ centred and outward looking, more confident in speaking and living the Gospel, more compassionate in serving communities with the love of God the Father and more creative in reaching new people and places with the Good News in the power of the Spirit.
The Bishop of London joined pupils, parents and well wishers at St Paul's Cathedral to celebrate St Paul's Cathedral School's end of year Evensong, and to honour the contribution of Maurice Sills with the St Mellitus medal.
Donald Arden was a former Bishop of Malawi and Archbishop of Central Africa. He also served for many years in the Willesden Area, and was thoroughly committed to justice issues, to ALMA and his beloved Africa.