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One of our women clergy in Chichester diocese did a funeral recently, and had this email back afterwards:

Thanks again for the service, although difficult for me at times. His sisters thought  ‘ we done Bill proud ‘  and without doubt proves to me, we should have more women in the church because you have completely put me at ease . (emphasis added by me)

Now, not all funerals led by male priests are inadequate; and not all ones led by women – because of their gender alone – are brilliant, but this is just a reminder of the way the distinctive ministry of women in our diocese is valued.

Alastair

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