Of note, the Synod passed the resolution, with only a minimal concession to the conservatives plea for acceptable oversight. The idea of "superbishops" (akin to the "flying bishops")was rejected outright, much to the sadness of ++Rowan Williams, and Bishop of York, John Sentamu, who were supporters.
Gledhill reported that deliberations went on for six hours, with some conservatives feeling very cut off by the church by the end of the proceedings, proclaiming they were "ashamed of the church", and "cut off from every opportunity to 'flourish' within the church.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, who urged generous provision for opponents, sat with his head in his hands as a proposal for “super bishops” for objectors to women bishops was defeated. The super bishops would have been an upgraded version of the “flying bishops” appointed to care for opponents of women priests.
The synod rejected the plan even though it had the backing of the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. Under the new proposals to consecrate women, flying bishops will also disappear and parishes will no longer be able to opt into their care instead of that of their diocesan bishop.
Dr Williams told synod members he would be unhappy to see a “systematic marginalisation” of Anglo-Catholics, whom he described as a “necessary abrasion”.
The Bishop of Winchester, the Right Rev Michael Scott-Joynt, afterwards condemned the synod’s move as “profoundly short-sighted” and “mean spirited.”
Over all, the votes to allow the ordination of women bishops were quite strong among bishops, priests and laity. Under the time frame proposed by Gledhill, it will likely be 2015 before the church sees the first women bishops ordained.
The world will likely undo now...Oh wait, wasn't that supposed to have happened when the apostate liberal churches allowed women's ordination in the first place?
ETA: James has a wonderful commentary on this up over at his place here. Do go check it out!