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Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation on the Ordination of Women (ARCCOW)
Members: Donald CameronYves CongarEric DoylePierre DupreyEdward Fasholé-LukeJames GriffissChristopher Hill (Secretary) • John Hotchkin (Co-Chair) • Christian HowardWilliam Purdy (Secretary) • Barry Valentine (Co-Chair)

A small joint consultation established in November 1976 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.

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.


Copyright in minutes, statements and other core papers is owned by the Commission and requests for extensive quotation or use should be directed to the co-Chairs. However, copyright in papers by named authors remains with the author.

 +  Agreed Statements

 +  Letters, addresses, & greetings

 +  Minutes & Reports

 +  Study papers

 +  Draft texts & Schema