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Church of England women elected to attend House of Bishops meetings

Church of England women elected to attend House of Bishops meetings

The Church of England has announced its final list of women who will attend meetings of the House of Bishops. No women can be elected bishop at this time:

The final result from the elections for female representatives to attend the House of Bishops have been announced. The Rev Libby Lane, Dean of Women in Ministry, Chester Diocese, has been appointed as representative for the NW region.

At its meeting of 7 February 2013 the House of Bishops decided that eight senior women clergy, elected regionally, will participate in all meetings of the House until such time as there are six female Bishops who will sit as of right.

Members already elected are:

East Midlands region – Ven Christine Wilson, Archdeacon of Chesterfield

West Midlands region – Revd Preb. Dr Jane Tillier, Preb of Lichfield Cathedral

East Anglia region – Ven Annette Cooper, Archdeacon of Colchester

South and Central region – Ven Joanne Grenfell, Archdeacon of Portsdown

South West region – Ven Nicola Sullivan, Archdeacon of Wells

North East region – Very Revd Vivienne Faull, Dean of York

South East region – Ven Rachel Treweek, Archdeacon of Hackney

The representatives will take up their roles on 1st December.

h/t to Thinking Anglicans


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Looking at this list of “Venerables”, I’m reminded of this old (feminist) chestnut:

“A woman must do twice as much, to be thought half as good. Fortunately, this is not difficult.”


JC Fisher

Consecration Equality NOW!

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