Saturday, January 21, 2017

Consecration of first woman Bishop in Wales this weekend

From Anglican News-

Wales is consecrating its first woman bishop this weekend.   The Revd Canon Joanna Penberthy is being consecrated as Bishop of St Davids at Llandaff Cathedral on Saturday, by the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, with the five other Welsh bishops. The Church took the decision to ordain women bishops in 2013.

Dr Morgan said:  “This is an historic occasion for the Church in Wales as well as being a hugely significant moment for Canon Joanna. It is marvellous that it is possible for us to appoint women as well as men to all three orders of ministry and to regard that as now being the norm.  What matters is not gender but suitability, character, gifts and that was why Joanna was elected as bishop.”

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