Sheffield Diocese WATCH branch launch: 8 June 2013

Following the General Synod vote in November 2012, which went against the appointment of women as bishops, St Mark’s Broomhill has hosted a number of conversations with its own members, and some others, to share frustrations about the decision and discuss potential ways forward.

We are committed to supporting the appointment of women to the episcopate and are keen to collaborate with other individuals and groups within the diocese to find a strategic way forward.

We would therefore like to invite you to an event which we are hosting on Saturday 8th June to launch the idea of starting a branch of WATCH in the Diocese of Sheffield. This will run from 10.30am to 3pm with keynote addresses from Rev Rachel Weir, National Chair of WATCH and Ann Cryer, former MP of Keighley, who has played a strategic role in furthering the role of women in the House of Commons and within her constituency and has also helped WATCH and GRAS develop their links with parliament.

We will have representation from other networks supporting women’s full inclusion in the life of the Church of England and we want to hear from you what kind of activities you might like a Sheffield Branch of WATCH to organise.

You are welcome to attend all or some of this event, come along whether or not you are a member of WATCH. Please circulate this invitation to any others who may be interested.

WATCH Flyer 8 June – do feel free to circulate this too.

We look forward to seeing you on 8 June.

For further information and to book places, please contact Sarah Moore at or on 0114 233 1912.

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