27 January 2015

Bishop Libby Lane - first female bishop in the Church of England

The Church of England consecrated its first female bishop yesterday at York Minster in the presence of more than 1,000 people.

The Reverend Libby Lane, 48, became the new Bishop of Stockport.

The Church of England passed legislation last November to allow women to be concecrated bishops, twenty years after women were first permitted to be ordained in the Church of England as priests.

Archbishop of York John Sentamu, who led the service, said he had been "praying and working for this day".

No comments:

Post a Comment