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Brazil takes “decisive steps towards gender equality” with election of its first female bishop

The Church of Brazil elects its first female bishop, 34 years after it first paved the way for women to serve in all three ministry orders.

24 January 2018

Primus hits back after open letter criticises the appointment of Scotland’s first female bishop

The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church hits back after a group of clergy criticise the appointment of Scotland’s first female bishop.

08 January 2018

Former chief nurse Sarah Mullally named as next Bishop of London

A former Chief Nursing Officer for England, Bishop of Crediton Dame Sarah Mullally, has been named as the next Bishop of London.

18 December 2017

Episcopal election makes it three firsts for Scotland’s first female bishop

Canon Anne Dyer has been elected Scotland's first female bishop, 14 years after the province formally approved the consecration of women.

10 November 2017

First female Archbishop elected in Australia

The Right Revd Kay Goldsworthy has been elected Archbishop of Perth, the first woman to hold that office in the Anglican church in Australia.

30 August 2017

Second woman bishop enthroned in Wales

More than 500 people packed into Llandaff Cathedral in Wales at the weekend to welcome their new bishop at her enthronement service.

24 July 2017

Women Bishops speak out on gender justice

The seven female bishops of the Provinces of the Anglican Church Australia and of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have used their first ever meeting to speak out “for the well-being of girls and women across the Anglican Communion.”

02 May 2017

Pioneer English woman priest appointed Bishop in Wales

The Dean of Salisbury, June Osborne, has been announced as the new Bishop of Llandaff, a diocese which serves most of Cardiff, the South Wales Valleys and the Vale of Glamorgan.

27 April 2017

Historic election breaks episcopal barrier for black women

A Chicago priest, the Revd Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, has become the first black woman to be elected as a diocesan bishop in the US-based Episcopal Church. 

03 November 2016

Church in Wales appoints first female bishop

The Church in Wales has elected the Revd Canon Joanna Penberthy to be its first female bishop, three years after agreeing to women in the episcopate.

02 November 2016

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Bishop of Maridi elected to lead the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan

Bishop Justin Badi Arama has been elected as the new Primate of the Church of South Sudan, to succeed Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul.