The Staggers 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. From only £1 per week Subscribe More Related articles The Fire Brigades Union reaffiliates to Labour - what does it mean? John Gray on the future of the state on the NS Podcast Could Labour lose the Oldham by-election?