This website is best viewed with CSS and JavaScript enabled.

Home > women bishops

News Stories


women bishops

Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, becomes most senior female bishop in House of Lords

The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, has been introduced as a member of the House of Lords, the upper house of the British Parliament.

24 May 2018

Anglican Church of Canada elects its first female archbishop

The Bishop of New Westminster, Melissa Skelton, has been elected as Archbishop of the internal province of British Columbia and Yukon.

15 May 2018

A new dawn as the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil consecrates its first female Bishop

Bishop Marinez Bassotto, the first woman to serve as an Anglican bishop in south America, has been consecrated in Brazil’s Amazon diocese.

27 April 2018

Scotland’s first female bishop, Anne Dyer, consecrated for Aberdeen & Orkney

The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Bishop Mark Strange, has consecrated Anne Dyer as the province’s first female bishop.

01 March 2018

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