Politics 21 November 2012 Quote of the Day Rowan Williams on the Church of England's vote against women bishops. Print HTML I hoped and prayed that this particular business would be at another stage before I left, and of course it is a personal sadness, a deep personal sadness, that that is not the case. Rowan Williams laments the Church of England's decision to vote against allowing women bishops. › Miliband must be bolder than Cameron on welfare reform Rowan Williams, the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, consoles a colleague after the Church of England voted against women bishops. Photograph: Getty Images. Subscribe More Related articles Metro mayors can help Labour return to government How the Brexit referendum has infantilised British politics Vote Leave have won two referendums. Can they win a third?