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Resolution 50 - The Position of Women in the Councils and Ministrations of

Resolution 50

The Position of Women in the Councils and Ministrations of the Church

In every branch of the Anglican Communion there should be adopted a Form and Manner of Making of Deaconesses such as might fitly find a place in the Book of Common Prayer, containing in all cases provision for:

  1. prayer by the bishop and the laying-on of his hands;
  2. a formula giving authority to execute the office of a deaconess in the Church of God;
  3. the delivery of the New Testament by the bishop to each candidate.