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The vote by the Church of England against allowing women to be bishops has been both condemned and applauded by different vicars in our region.
That in itself is a sign of just how split the Church is over the issue.
You can watch Derek Proud's report on the vote - and its aftermath - below.
The General Synod last night voted against a measure that would bring women bishops into the Church of England.
Many local vicars share Bishop Welby's disappointment but Rev. George Curry, Vicar of Elswick Parish Church, said that he welcomed the outcome.
The Bishop of Durham, and future Archbishop of Canterbury, has expressed his disappointment at the failure of the General Synod to pass legislation that would introduce women bishops into the church.
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu made the announcement last night that the measure to bring in women bishops "will not proceed any further" until a new Synod comes into being.
A new Synod is not set sit until 2015.
The draft measure lost by just six votes in the House of Laity, failing to reach the two-thirds majority amongst the Synod's lay members needed to pass the legislation.
The Rt Rev Justin Welby, current Bishop of Durham and the next Archbishop of Canterbury, was also a fierce supporter of the bill. Earlier in the day before the vote at the Synod took place he had said that he was "deeply committed" to the bill, believing that it was "time to finish the job."
For more on this story, have a look at our national coverage.
The Bishop of Durham, Justin Welby, has called the rejection of women bishops a "very grim day".
The ordination of women bishops in the Church of England was narrowly rejected by its ruling general synod on Tuesday.
The Rt Rev Justin Welby, who will be come the Archbishop of Canterbury next year, has always expressed his support for women bishops.
The vote needed to gain gain two-thirds majority support in each of the synod's three houses - bishops, clergy and laity - but fell short by six votes in the House of Laity.