From THE CHURCH TIMES:
Almost a quarter of C of E dioceses have now voted against the Anglican Covenant. It was debated last weekend by the diocesan synods of Leicester, Portsmouth, Salisbury, and Rochester, and rejected by all of them — in some cases, despite impassioned pleas from bishops.
Just five of 15 English dioceses have so far approved the Covenant, which must be debated by diocesan synods by the end of March. Approval by 23 diocesan synods is required for the Covenant to return to the General Synod. Rejection by 22 dioceses would effectively derail approval of the Covenant by the Church of England.
COMMENT: I won't be remembered for derailing the Anglican Covenant in England, but I know I started it and I even predicted that it would be the laity who would not go for it. My people, I love them.