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First report from Independent Reviewer

As part of the settlement by which the Church of England agreed to the ordination of women as bishops in 2014, it agreed to an ombudsman-style procedure by which those with concerns about the operation of the new arrangements could appeal to an Independent Reviewer.

In October last year the Archbishops of Canterbury and York appointed Sir Philip Mawer as the Independent Reviewer in relation to resolving disputes arising from the operation of the House of Bishops' Declaration.

Sir Philip's first Report is published today and can be read at:
https://www.churchofengland.org/media/2268705/chrism%20masses-%20full%20report%20w%20appendices.pdf

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Further details on the work of the Independent Reviewer can be found at:
https://www.churchofengland.org/about-us/structure/general-synod/about-general-synod/house-of-bishops/declaration-on-the-ministry-of-bishops-and-priests.aspx

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