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England’s newest bishops

Bishop Libby Lane was one of two women flanking Archbishop Dr John Sentamu at the consecration of Philip North as Bishop of Burnley yesterday.

Neither Lane nor Sentamu laid hands on North, a “traditionalist” ordained in an all-male succession. The Bishop of Chichester was invited by Archbishop Sentamu to lead the laying on of hands and to preside at the Eucharist. Bishops who had previously participated in ordaining women as priests or bishop were asked to exercise […]

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The Rt Revd Libby Lane consecrated at York Minster

The Church of England and several news agencies report that Bishop Lane was consecrated before a congregation of nearly 2000, with more than 100 bishops in attendance.

The sermon, by the archdeacon of York Sarah Bullock, likened the service of Bishop Lane to the humble work and sensitive character of Nurse Cynthia Miller, from BBC1’s Call the Midwife.

The BBC has video footage of the laying on of hands and the assent, photos from York Minster, and analysis of the event, in their story Libby Lane: First […]

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