Thursday, November 12, 2015

Death Announced of South Africa's First Woman Priest

From All Africa-

The first woman to be ordained a priest in South Africa has died, it has been announced. The Revd Canon Nancy Charton served at Grahamstown Cathedral as a lay minister and Sunday School teacher before being ordained there first as a deacon and then, in 1992, she was one of three women ordained priest by the late Bishop David Russell.

She died on Wednesday Morning in Graaff Reinet, in South Africa's Eastern Cape, at the age of 95.

"We give thanks for her long life of devotion to her Lord and his church and people and pray for the family," a spokesman for the Cathedral said.

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