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.
In the second of our two articles on failure, Tim Broadbent reflects how, by recognising our shortcomings and that we will never be able 'do everything' in the spiritual lives of children, we can be freed from putting too high expectations on ourselves. As Paul says in 1 Corinthians, 'I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.'
Children's ministry is hard work. Children's workers all want to be the best they can be, searching for that perfect session. But the most significant sessions can be the ones that don't achieve what we'd hope. The best sessions can be those that failed.