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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

Central Africa applied "embassy" protocol for ACC's visiting female priests

When the ACC met for its 16th plenary meeting (ACC-16) in Zambia this month, female priests and bishops who were part of the ACC were able to celebrate the Eucharist within the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, even though the province of Central Africa does not ordain women.

25 April 2016

C of E activist receives CBE

A Church of England activist who has served on the General Synod and the Archbishops’ Council and who has been a leading figure in the campaign for the ordination of women to the priesthood and episcopacy, Christina Rees, has been invested as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by the Prince of Wales.

25 February 2016

Women bishops are the "new normal"

In an interview with the Independent newspaper, the first female bishop to be consecrated by the Church of England has opened up about her “remarkable” year and spoken of her delight that the ordination of women is becoming the “new normal.”

25 January 2016

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The Primates’ Meeting 2017: in-depth coverage

Follow ACNS’ in-depth coverage of the 2-6 October Primates’ Meeting, in Canterbury Cathedral, England, the mother church of the Anglican Communion.

Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum was the setting for joyous celebrations as Sudan became the newest province of the Anglican Communion.