In July 2014 the legislation which enabled women to be consecrated as Bishops in the Church of England, also committed the church to ensuring that those who cannot receive the ministry of women priests or bishops are able to flourish. The House of Bishops has therefore agreed Five Guiding Principles as the basis for this mutual flourishing. From January 2015, all Anglicans are asked to give their assent to all of the Five Guiding Principles. All Saints fully supports these principles as the basis of its theological declaration, and ongoing life as a traditional Catholic parish in the C of E.
The House of Bishops confirm that the Principles need to be read ‘one with the other and held in tension, rather than being applied selectively.’ The Five Guiding Principles are: