Since I am that 'vicar' - and indeed look extremely unhappy - I feel the need to distance myself from the photographic message.
I voted for the ordination of women to the priesthood. Of course, I also recognised the momentous importance of the decision that we had just taken, and that a significant minority of Anglicans would be deeply distressed by what had taken place. However, the truth is that my discomfort, so evident in the photograph, was physical: the result of a long and serious debate, and (sign of old age and ailments) an urgent need for a loo.
St Michael's Rectory
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