Barbara Clementine Harris

April 30, 2003


Consecrated February 11, 1989
Diocese of Massachusetts

Assisting Bishop of Washington
Bishop Suffragan of Massachusetts
First woman Bishop in the Anglican Communion

Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Crucifier at the ordination of the “Philadelphia 11”, the first women priests of the Episcopal Church. Co-founder of the Black women’s Task Force. Executive Director of the Episcopal Church Publishing Company, publisher of Witness Magazine. Founder of the Consultation, a coalition of progressive church related organizations. Priest-In-Charge, St. Augustine’s, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An advocate for the disenfranchised and a voice for the voiceless. Served all four orders in the struggle for full inclusion of Black people in the church.

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