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The decision on whether woman should be allowed to be Bishops in the Church of England has been postponed again. Congregations around the country were waiting for today's ruling in York. But the House of Bishops will now reconsider the changes and go back for a final vote in November.
Adele Phillips, the priest at St James and St Bede's Church in Gateshead, says she supports the idea of women bishops. The General Synod of the Church of England is to vote on the issue - 18 years after women were first ordained as priests.
The congregation of St James and St Bede's Church in Gateshead give their opinions on the debate by the Church of England on whether women should be allowed to be bishops.
The Church of England have begun a key meeting to decide whether to give final approval to the ordination of the first women bishops.
Members fo the General Synod have gathered in York for a five day debate on what is controversial subject for the church. They are expected to take a vote on the decision on Monday.