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Archbishop of Canterbury celebrates 25 years of women’s ordination in Church of England

A service has been held in the chapel of Lambeth Palace to celebrate 25 years of the ordination of women in the Church of England.

04 March 2019

Church of England’s first female bishop to become Bishop of Derby

The first woman to be consecrated to the office of bishop in the Church of England, Libby Lane, is to become the diocesan bishop of Derby.

18 December 2018

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