Letter: Guildford not bad for women

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The Independent Online
THERE are two minor points I would like to clarify in Geraldine Bedell's sympathetic article on me ("The woman priest who wants gay marriages", 19 November).

First, it is not accurate to say that there are "very few congregations" in the Diocese of Guildford willing to accept women priests. In fact, at this time the employment prospects for women priests in this diocese are as good as in most other dioceses and considerably better than in some.

Second, I applied the term "theological sophistry" to just two sentences in Issues in Human Sexuality, not to the entire document, which elsewhere contains much to commend.

Revd Cristina Sumners

Haslemere, Surrey

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