Are you sure you want to delete this comment? The Reverend Libby Lane has been announced as the first female bishop for the Church of England, just a month after a historic change to canon law. She joins the group of 27 other female bishops in the Anglican Church around the world. Dr Sentamu said the changes to Mr North's consecration were made "for prayer, not politics". By Rebecca Perring PUBLISHED: 16:47, Mon, Jan 26, 2015 From becoming the first black female bishop in the UK to being named a chaplain to the Queen, Rose Hudson-Wilkin, who led the prayer service at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding, recalls her incredible journey in British Vogue’s February … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_Anglican_bishops The announcement comes after the General Synod formally adopted legislation in favour of women bishops in November, "shattering the stained-glass window". Don't miss out! The married mother-of-two made history when she was nominated by the Church of Ireland to become the Bishop of Meath and Kildare. Church of England appoints its first black female bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin, born in Jamaica, will be consecrated in November as bishop of Dover Rose … Right Rev Pat Storey (53), former rector of St Augustine's in Derry, made history when she was chosen by the Church of Ireland as the new Bishop of Meath and Kildare last September. I was also struck by young journalist Carey Lodge of "Christian Today", who was born the year before the Church of England voted in favour of women priests. The first female Bishop of London has weighed into the debate about the church embracing the LGBT community. The Church of England's first female bishop, Reverend Libby Lane, says she has been "blessed" to be given the role. UK; Sarah Mullally appointed first female bishop of London The Right Reverend Sarah Mullally has been named as the first female Bishop of London. The Church of England has announced its first female bishop is Revd Libby Lane. 'Extreme concern' as UK virus cases surge, When online meetings didn’t go as planned. The married mother-of-two made history when she was nominated by the Church of Ireland to become the Bishop of Meath and Kildare. Since February 2019, she has served as Bishop of Derby in the Church of England, the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Derby. Ms Lane, 48, has been appointed the new Bishop of Stockport, an assistant or suffragan bishop, in the diocese of Chester. The first female bishop - the Rt Rev Libby Lane - was consecrated as the Bishop of Stockport in 2015. All of them believed others would follow quickly. Opponents of women bishops include some who place great importance on the laying on of hands by existing bishops in the consecration of new bishops, and wish to be looked after by bishops not affected by the involvement of women in this process. Move marks the end of centuries of all-male leadership in the Church, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. From becoming the first black female bishop in the UK to being named a chaplain to the Queen, Rose Hudson-Wilkin, who led the prayer service at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding, recalls her incredible journey in British Vogue’s February … Libby Lane was ordained as the Church of England's first female bishop in a ceremony at York Minster The Church of England has consecrated its first female bishop during a … .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}The Church of England has consecrated its first female bishop during a ceremony at York Minster. Bishop Lane had said the consecration would be a very "emotional" moment. She said: "It is a remarkable thing that this happens to me, and people have been very supportive of me personally, but actually this is about a moment in the Church's history.". Who is the Church of England's first female bishop? The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg also extended his "warmest congratulations" to Ms Lane in a tweet on "a very important day of equality". Her consecration comes more than 20 years after women became priests in the Church of England. By Jasmin Gray Right Reverend Sarah Mullally has been appointed the first female Bishop of … Retired Swedish bishop Christina Odenberg told me it was inevitable England would catch up. She is among three candidates being considered for the position. Move marks the end of centuries of all-male leadership in the Church Speaking after the service her son Benedict said: "We've been building up to it now for a long time and it's satisfying that it has finally happened and we are finally here. Read about our approach to external linking. But according to its former bishop, the viaduct is also a fitting symbol for his successor, who will become the Church of England's first female bishop. VideoWhen Greta Thunberg met Margaret Atwood... on Zoom. Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin will become the first black female bishop in the Church of England when she is consecrated in November. The Reverend Canon Dr Alison Peden, 57, has been shortlisted for the role of Bishop of Glasgow & Galloway in the Scottish Episcopal Church. The second time Dr Sentamu asked the congregation, there was no opposition and the ceremony continued. Women were first allowed to become bishops in 2014. Prime Minister David Cameron congratulated Ms Lane in a statement: "This is an historic appointment and an important step forward for the Church towards greater equality in its senior positions. 15 December 09 15:14 GMT. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. The first woman bishop in the UK and Ireland has been consecrated by the Church of Ireland. 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Vicar of St Peter's Hale and St Elizabeth's Ashley, in Greater Manchester, since April 2007, Ordained as deacon in 1993 and as priest in 1994, serving her curacy at St James's Church, Blackburn, Since January 2010, she has been Dean of Women in Ministry for the Diocese of Chester, They were one of the first married couples in the Church of England to be ordained together, She is a Manchester United supporter and is learning to play the saxophone, according to her. "So we wholeheartedly welcome the appointment of Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin and we pray for her successful ministry", she added. The Rev Paul Williamson stepped forward shouting "not in the Bible" after the Archbishop of York asked the church if Mrs Lane should be ordained as a bishop. "In a few years' time when more and more women will be bishops, I predict we shall be wondering how we ever managed without them.". Video, When online meetings didn’t go as planned, When Greta Thunberg met Margaret Atwood... on Zoom. 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The Church of England has appointed Libby Lane, a vicar from Greater Manchester, its first female bishop in a historic move only a month after a vote by the church’s ruling body allowed women to … The first woman bishop in the UK and Ireland has been consecrated by the Church of Ireland. By John Bingham, Religious Affairs Editor THE TELEGRAPH www.telegraph.co.uk December 17, 2014 The first black woman to become a Church of England bishop has been consecrated at St Paul's Cathedral. By Rebecca Perring PUBLISHED: 16:47, Mon, Jan 26, 2015 Who's buying Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga and 5SOS on tape? The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Ms Lane was something of a surprise choice for the bookies, who had The Very Rev Dr Jane Hedges, 58, dean of Norwich, as the favourite to become the first woman bishop. The Reverend Canon Dr Alison Peden had been on a shortlist of three for the role of Bishop of Glasgow & Galloway in the Scottish Episcopal Church. A Scottish Anglican priest has failed to become the first female bishop of a major UK church. The Episcopal Church in the US was the first member to have a woman serve as bishop and is now led by a woman. "We have been welcomed into the College (of Bishops) and voices from the margins have begun to be heard. 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The first female Church of England bishop has described her consecration service as an "occasion of prayer and of party." Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, who is also a chaplain to the Queen, will take up her new post as Bishop of Dover in November. The Rev Dr Rose Hudson-Wilkin was consecrated as the Bishop … The Right Reverend Libby Lane has been Bishop … © 2020 BBC. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Reverend Pat Storey has been consecrated as the first female bishop in the UK and Ireland at a ceremony in Dublin. When the ordination of women priests was being voted on in 1992, The Times credited a speech given by June Osborne with "swinging the General Synod vote in favour of female priests". Rev Libby Lane, 48, has been announced as the first female bishop in the Church of England The Church of England has named its first female bishop, just … A number of women are being tipped for promotion. Rev Libby Lane will become the Church of England's first female bishop, in a historic appointment announced today. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Because the UK's first female bishop has declared that women are "just as good as boys." 0 comment. 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A vicar from Blackburn used her service on Sunday to protest at changes being made to the consecration of the Bishop of Burnley next month. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Andrew Brown in … Libby Lane has been vicar of St Peter's Hale and St Elizabeth's Ashley, in Greater Manchester, since April 2007. And like all other Jamaicans, Jamaica's High … VideoThe big tech questions for 2021, playWhen Greta Thunberg met Margaret Atwood... on Zoom. Reverend Pat Storey has been consecrated as the first female bishop in the UK and Ireland at a ceremony in Dublin. UK News Speaker’s chaplain to become Church of England’s first black female bishop. The first female bishop in the Church of England is to become the new Bishop of Derby, Downing Street has announced. She said: "This is unexpected and very exciting. 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A Church of England spokesman said of Mr Williamson, priest in charge of a church in Hanworth, Middlesex: "He's got the right to protest but the contrast was between a lone voice protesting and a sea of voices affirming.". UK: First woman bishop: parish priest Libby Lane is surprise choice Bookies off the mark as Church of England names the Rev Libby Lane as its first female bishop in Stockport, Greater Manchester Forward in Faith and REFORM respond. Ms Lane described her position as "an extraordinarily privileged place to be". {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, Rev Libby Lane: Church of England's first female bishop revealed, formally adopted legislation in favour of women bishops, Church of England to shatter ‘stained-glass ceiling’, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. It is this speech that is one of the main reasons many consider her a front runner for the Church's first female bishop. ... First name. The Rev Pat Storey, 53, a married mother of two, was appointed by the … By Press Association 2020 New Bishop of Dover. She joins the group of 27 other female bishops in the Anglican Church around the world. "When our first female bishop was consecrated in the United States exactly 30 years ago, the event was marred by death treats and some people were threatening to leave the church", Buchanan told The Gleaner. The first female Church of England bishop has described her consecration service as an "occasion of prayer and of party." Rev Libby Lane will become the Church of England's first female bishop, in a historic appointment announced today. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. However, in an indication that some Anglicans still oppose women's ordination, the service was briefly delayed by an opponent of the changes. Yesterday, equality among the clergy took another historic stride as 48 year-old Libby Lane became the first female bishop. The Church of England also announced her appointment on its Twitter account. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. First female bishop announced as Rev Libby Lane by Church of England. This was not the Rev Libby Lane, soon to be consecrated Bishop of Stockport, but 11-year-old Rebecca Howarth, the country's first "girl bishop", a few weeks into the job. Mullally, who was a made a Dame in 2005 in … From January 2015 to 2019, she was the Bishop of Stockport, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Chester. Meanwhile, long-time campaigner Christina Rees of Women and the Church said that, now the mother church had made this move, she felt other provinces of the Anglican Communion which had been holding back out of "deference" would follow suit. The Queen has appointed her first female ‘Dean of Her Majesty’s Chapels Royal’ since the post was created in the Middle Ages. The first female bishop in the Church of England is to become the new Bishop of Derby, Downing Street has announced. They were the first women in over 450 years of the Church’s existence to be granted such a position. Find out more about how we safeguard your data and the types of organisations we work with in our privacy policy. Libby Lane, the Church of England’s first female bishop, has revealed that she is a Strictly Come Dancing fan who uses dance steps to explain her relationship with God. Her husband George is also a priest and they were one of the first married couples in the Church of England to be ordained together, according her church's website. June Osborne, DL (born 10 June 1953) is a British Anglican bishop. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said he was "absolutely delighted" by her appointment as Bishop of Stockport, praising it as a "wonderful choice". The Right Reverend Libby Lane, 48, was made Bishop of Stockport in front of more than 1,000 people. Libby Lane's former curate at Hale, Georgina Watmore, told me with a big beam on her face that she looked forward to the day when there would be a female archbishop - and "probably in my lifetime". Email address. Mr North opposes women bishops. A Scottish Anglican priest could become Britain's first female bishop, it has emerged. She has served as … Women Bishops and Women Priests; The House of Bishops' Declaration; Advice for Parishes; Articles and Addresses; Marriage Statement; Confession; New Directions; Pew Sheets ; Forward in Faith Branding; ABOUT US. The Church formally adopted legislation last November to allow women bishops, following decades of argument over women's ordination. 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This was followed by lengthy applause. The first Anglican woman bishop in the British Isles has been consecrated. She said her friends were filling her social media space with tweets and updates revelling in what one woman is achieving today. "And the government is playing its part too by bringing forward legislation this week that will allow women bishops to sit in the House of Lords.". And it comes after the general synod gave the final seal of approval to the legislation on women bishops following its passage through Parliament last year. He pointed to the arrangements within the Church that "a suitable supply of bishops continues" for opponents of women's ordination. Ms Lane was ordained a priest in 1994 and has served a number of parish and chaplaincy roles in the north of England in the dioceses of Blackburn, York and Chester. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. The Church of England's national assembly, the General Synod, voted for the measure in July. The move marks the end of centuries of all-male leadership in the Church and follows years of campaigning amid intense disputes over the divisive issue of allowing female bishops. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Archbishop of York John Sentamu, who led the service, said he had been "praying and working for this day". Tick this box to receive great Christian content from Premier and others, keep up to date and hear about ways you can support our work. The first female Church of England bishop, Libby Lane, is consecrated by the archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. 21 years since first C of E women priests ordained. Who is she? The Church of England has appointed its first female bishop of London. The Church of England consecrated its first female bishop on Monday. THE Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, who took her seat as the first female bishop in the House of Lords on Monday, has said that she hopes to push for diversity and inspire younger women. Her consecration took place o… Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. On this historic day as the Church of England announces the first woman nominated to be bishop, I am very conscious of all those who have gone before me, women and men, who for decades have looked forward to this moment. The laying on of hands on the Rev Philip North will be performed by other bishops but not by Dr Sentamu (who by then will have laid hands on Bishop Lane). Meet Revd Libby Lane, the first female bishop Wed 17 Dec 2014 . 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