'No' campaign group pleased with Synod's decision

Campaign group Together4ward, which was set up by the Church Society to encourage a no vote, said its members are "reflecting on and praying about" the outcome of the General Synod vote.

"We are, however, pleased that Synod has chosen not to pass the Women Bishops Measure in its current form, which we believe would not have allowed the Church to go forward together", it added.

The group said it will make a fuller statement "in due course".