The Queen's new chaplain declares: Women bishops are wrongThe Queen has appointed an outspoken critic of women bishops to be her new chaplain.
Mandrake can disclose that the Queen has appointed one of the most outspoken critics of women bishops as her chaplain.
He adds: “I will keep speaking about my traditionalist views, and making sure they’re heard. I can only say what I believe, and we need to make sure there is a code of practice and respect that fits with the authority a bishop should have, which can be done only when the bishop is male.”
Last month, the campaign for women bishops took a step forward when the Church’s dioceses voted in favour of the move. Only two out of 44 voted against the draft legislation, easily securing the 50 per cent needed to go back to the General Synod for a further vote.