This was inevitable. The CofE is on the State’s leash and the State blows with (and creates) the wind of social changes, trends, fads, etc.
But wait, traditional Anglicans! Don’t fret!
The Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Welby, was reassuring:
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, pledged to ensure traditionalists with theological objections to women’s ministry would enjoy special provision in the church.
What will those provisions look like? Will they have in their cathedrals, for example, different tabernacles? One tabernacle with their eucharist “consecrated” by a “priest” “ordained” by a man, another with their eucharist “consecrated” by a female “pryst”, and still another with their eucharist “consecrated” by a male “priest” “ordained” by a woman and then again a tabernacle with their eucharist “consecrated” by… wait… I’m getting confused… a prystyss “ordained” by a wyshyp? Then they can have different “communion” lines, too. One for “communion” from a male “priest” “ordained” by a man, one with….
You get the idea.
How about this.
The Catholic Church already has special provisions for Anglicans.
We have the doors open to you and the lights are on. You have a home.
But we don’t have – and never will have – women bishops, women priests, or women deacons.