Women's Ordination

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January 25, 2015

Archbishop of York John Sentamu prays over the Rev. Libby Lane during her ordination and consecration as the first female Bishop in the Church of England at York Minster in York, northern England Jan. 26. Photo: Reuters/Lynne Cameron

[Episcopal News Service] In a packed service at York...

December 16, 2014

Libby Lane smiles as her forthcoming appointment as the new bishop of Stockport (a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Chester) is announced in the Town Hall in Stockport, northern England, Dec. 17, 2014. Lane will become the Church of England’s first female...

February 7, 2013

[Church of England] The House of Bishops of the Church of England has today expressed its encouragement and support for new robust processes and steps in bringing forward to General Synod the necessary legislation to consecrate women to the episcopate.

At a special meeting at Lambeth...

November 20, 2012

Canon Paula Gooder looks on alongside Rowan Williams (R), the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, after draft legislation introducing the first women bishops failed to receive final approval from the Church of England General Synod in London. Photo: REUTERS/Yui Mok

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October 18, 2012

 

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams during a July 2011 conference at Lambeth Palace. Photo/Marcin Mazur from the archbishop’s official website

[Church Times] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has begun a campaign to persuade General Synod members to back the...

October 5, 2012

Bishop Orlando Guerrero, Rev. Alma Louise De bode-Olton and Bishop Wilfrido Ramos-Orench.

[Episcopal News Service] On Sept. 21, on the same day the Anglican Episcopal Church in Curaçao celebrated its 60th Anniversary, the Rev. Alma Louise De bode-Olton became the first woman...

July 18, 2012

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa July 18 made history by electing the first female Anglican bishop on the continent.

The Rev. Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya, 61, became the bishop-elect of Swaziland and the first woman bishop in any of the 12 Anglican...

June 13, 2011

The Rev. Catherine Dawkins made history in early June when she became the first woman to be ordained a priest in the Episcopal Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East during a service at St. Christopher's Cathedral in Manama, Bahrain.

Dawkins, 34, will serve in the Diocese of Cyprus...

November 29, 2010

The Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado Del Carpio was installed as bishop of the Episcopal Church of Cuba during a Nov. 28 ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Havana.

Among those attending the ceremony were Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Archbishop Fred Hiltz of...

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...

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