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
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".