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An historic vote to allow women to become bishops has been put on hold after deadlock within the Church of England.
The General Synod of the Church of England is meeting in York to decide whether to allow women to become bishops.
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.
Speaking to ITV Tyne Tees, The Rev Dr Miranda Threlfall-Holmes says she now thinks her online blog comments were "probably counterproductive" and has since removed it from the site. She says it was not her intention to offend anyone but does hope it will create debate.
The Reverend George Curry of St Paul’s and St Stephen’s Churches in Newcastle gives his reaction to The Reverend Miranda Threlfall-Holmes' comments that compare senior Church of England figures to wife beaters.
The comments have since been removed from the online blog.
A woman priest in Durham has compared senior Church of England figures to wife beaters.
The Rev Miranda Threlfall-Holmes is critical of plans to limit the rights of women to become bishops. In her blog entitled "The Battered Bride of Christ", she questioned why women should stay in the church.
– Rev Miranda Threlfall-Holmes
"Do we stay, hoping it will get better? Do we stay, because we feel called by God to be in this marriage? Do we stay, thinking we can continue to try to change it from the inside?
"Or do we flee to the nearest refuge (let's ignore the fact for now that they rarely exist) - leaving home, family, community, and our dreams behind?"
In another passage, she compares bishops to a man who gouged his wife's eyes out and then kept her in the house for 12 hours to stop her getting medical attention.
Proposals to create women bishops have been controversial. The Church's General Synod is expected to vote on proposals in July.
But at a closed meeting of its House of Bishops, an amendment was added that refused to accept the authority of a woman to opt out and have an alternative bishop.