Politics 21 November 2012 Quote of the Day Rowan Williams on the Church of England's vote against women bishops. Sign up for our weekly email * 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 from just £1 per issue More Related articles Douglas Carswell leaves Ukip to become independent MP Labour is a pioneer in fighting sexism. That doesn't mean there's no sexism in Labour Why isn't Labour putting forward Corbynite candidates?