AS a Christian who attends church, but also accepts you do not have to go to church to be one, I am confused at the reaction to the recent vote on women bishops.

My teachings were that God gave his only begotten son the job to preach His word, upon which he appointed 12 disciples to assist him, all males.

If this is true, how did women get involved in the first place?

I trust someone can enlighten me.

RS Pearson, Towthorpe Road, Haxby, York.