Women make up a third of the clergy in the Church of England. The church's governing body The General Synod has been voting on the issue today.
Matthew Hudson reports on what's been a hugely divisive issue for the church.
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A cold, frosty start. Then a fine and dry day in the Anglia region with plenty of sunshine. Winds will remain light.