The Church decides changes "as a family", which is why the debate of women bishops had been raging for 20 years, Rev Sally Hitchiner told Daybreak.
"The problem is that we are not business. We can't just decide things because it is best for our brand," said the Anglican priest.
"We have to decide things as a family, and as a family we have to make sure no one gets left out. So, that's why it has taken this really long process.
"It is quite embarrassing - most of my friends outside the Church think we're quite bonkers. In this day and age why are still there things women cannot do in the UK?"
The Church of England could decide as early as July whether to appoint women bishops, but pockets of opposition remain.
Today the Church of England Synod is meeting to debate a crucial vote which, if supported, could see women Bishops in England by Christmas.