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History of the Glastonbury Pilgrimage

"Having regard to the history and aims of the Association, the Council considers it inappropriate to invite women priests to celebrate or officiate at any Pilgrimage service, This state of affairs shall continue at least up to and including the Pilgrimage 2000."

It is the hope of the present Council that the Pilgrimage will continue to be a Celebration of the Catholic Faith of the Church of England, and a witness to the 'integrity' recognised by the Bishops which upholds the Catholic tradition of Holy Order of an all-male priesthood.

by John Hext, Hon. Sec., West of England Pilgrimage 1985-1992

At the Annual General meeting of the Glastonbury Pilgrimage Association on the 28th October 2000 the following resolution was carried: "Having regard to its history and aims, the Glastonbury Pilgrimage Association resolves that it remains inappropriate to invite women priests to celebrate or officiate at any pilgrimage service."

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