First female Māori bishop ordained in New Zealand

September 18, 2019

Bishop Waitohiariki Quayle. Photo: Anglican Taonga via ACNS

[Anglican Communion News Service] More than 1,000 people joined in the celebrations for the ordination of Bishop Waitohiariki Quayle as bishop of Te Upoko o Te Ika, who became the first Māori woman to be ordained a bishop in the church of Aotearoa New Zealand.

The celebration service on 12 September was held in the Anglican school Rathkeale College, Masterton, and was a day of excitement and celebration with the voices of women and young people playing a key part through readings, songs and prayers.

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