Sunday, July 20, 2014

Anglican church's first female head given warm welcome

From Australia-

Australia’s first female head of an Anglican diocese said she’s had a warm welcome from the faithful she leads, four months after she began in the historic position.

As the church’s homeland in England voted to allow women bishops this week, Bishop of Grafton Sarah Macneil said she had heard no opposition to her own appointment as she travelled around the northern NSW community.

“They’ve been very welcoming, very open – they are very positive, down to earth, interesting people,” Reverend Macneil said.

“A few people have said, ‘We weren’t sure, but it’s fine, we welcome you as a bishop’.”

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