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Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation on the Ordination of Women (ARCCOW)

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Agreed Statements
Minutes & Reports
Study papers
Journal articles
Draft texts & Schema
Miscellaneous documents


Donald Cameron
Yves Congar
Eric Doyle
Pierre Duprey
Edward Fasholé-Luke
James Griffiss
Christopher Hill (Secretary)
John Hotchkin (Co-Chair)
Christian Howard
William Purdy (Secretary)
Barry Valentine (Co-Chair)

Status of agreed statements

Agreed statements have been agreed by the dialogue members and submitted to the sponsoring churches for study. These texts express the careful considerations of the members of the dialogue but are not official statements of either of the churches.

A small joint consultation established by the Anglican Consultative Council and the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity to consider “to what extent and in what ways churches with women priests and churches without women priests can be reconciled in sacramental fellowship”. The consultation held one meeting in February 1978 at Versailles, France.

Agreed Statements

Versailles Statement
ARCCOW ~ 3 Mar. 1978

Minutes & Reports

Study papers

Journal articles

Draft texts & Schema

Draft outline
Canon William A. Purdy ~ 1 Mar. 1978 ~ ARCCOW-7
Draft texts of the Versailles Statement
3 Mar. 1978 ~ ARCCOW-8
Final draft
3 Mar. 1978 ~ ARCCOW-9

Miscellaneous documents