News sources in the UK are reporting that, just four weeks after the CoE’s General Synod changed Canon Law, the first female bishop is expected to be named on Wednesday
The Daily Telegraph understands that a female priest has been chosen as the new Bishop of Stockport which has been vacant since May when the previous holder, the Rt Rev Robert Atwell, was made Bishop of Exeter.
The identity of the new bishop is a closely guarded secret but it is understood an announcement of the appointment, by the Queen, will be made by Downing Street on Wednesday. The Daily Telegraph has also learnt that new legislation to fast-track women bishops into the House of Lords will be introduced to Parliament on Thursday.
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