Town ready for historic moment
LAMPETER is bracing itself for an historic meeting to decide whether women priests can be ordained as bishops by the Church in Wales.
The issue has become a hot topic across the UK and Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan has previously stated his desire for Wales to lead the rest of the UK in accepting female bishops.
Dr Morgan said: "Since we ordain women as deacons and priests it makes no theological sense not to ordain them as bishops since we believe in the three fold order of ministry. That is why I and my fellow bishops will be asking members of the Governing Body to vote in favour of the Bill.
"It would not be able to come into effect immediately but at least we would have established the principle to which I believe most people in the church assent."
An attempt to allow women to become bishops in 2008 was blocked by the House of Clergy.
In order for the motion to be passed a two-thirds majority must vote in favour of it from the House of Bishops, the House of Clergy and the House of Laity.
The decision will be taken tomorrow in Trinity St David University's Lampeter campus.