Women Bishops

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August 22, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Newark has received notification from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Michael Barlowe, registrar of General Convention, that Bishop-Elect Carlye J. Hughes has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent...

June 5, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Scottish Episcopal Church has elected new bishops to serve two of its seven dioceses. Following the installation of Anne Dyer as Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney earlier this year, the election of the Rev. Ian Paton as bishop of St. Andrews, Dunkeld and...

June 11, 2017

[Anglican Taonga] An estimated 900 worshippers packed into the Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul to celebrate the evening ordination of the Rt. Rev. Eleanor “Ellie” Sanderson as assistant bishop in the Diocese of Wellington, New Zealand. Sanderson has ministered in the Wellington diocese for 16...

May 3, 2016

Diocese of Virginia Bishop Suffragan Susan Goff. Photo: Shrine Mont Retreat Center

[Diocese of Virginia] A historic moment in the lives of the dioceses of Virginia and Liverpool occurred May 2 at Shrine Mont Retreat Center when Virginia Bishop Suffragan Susan Goff was commissioned by...

July 11, 2010

Following years of debate, the Church of England July 12 backed legislation that paves the way for women to become bishops, much to the dismay of traditionalists who had hoped for more robust provisions for those in opposition.

Some 40 proposed amendments to an 11-clause measure were...

January 19, 2010

The chairperson of a group campaigning for women bishops says she is disappointed that the Rev. Alison Peden was not elected Britain's first female Anglican bishop but that it is "significant and encouraging" for a woman to have been one of the three candidates that the Scottish Episcopal...

January 14, 2010

Britain might soon have its first female Anglican bishop, serving the 38,000-member Scottish Episcopal Church.

The Rev. Alison Peden, aged 57, is one of three candidates for the post of bishop of Glasgow and Galloway. The election is scheduled for Jan. 16.

Observers say that if...

December 29, 2008

The General Synod will have its first opportunity to consider draft legislation enabling women to become bishops in the Church of England in February, having given an in-principle agreement to the shape of the legislative package last July. The Legislative Drafting Group on Women in the...

May 6, 2007

The highest court of Australia's Anglican church is deciding whether women can become bishops, due to tensions between some evangelical groups and those who say they want a more inclusive church.

 

Early in April, the church's Appellate Tribunal began sitting to consider whether...

July 9, 2006

The process of ordaining women bishops in the Church of England began its steady course July 10 after a motion that calls for the practical and legislative arrangements of admitting women to the episcopate to be explored passed by a large majority with three amendments and after a four-hour...