WALES has consecrated its first female bishop in a move hailed as the culmination of a "long and hard journey".
Joanna Penberthy was ordained as the 129th Anglican Bishop of St Davids at a bilingual service at Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff.
The historic moment, conducted by Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan, was watched by more than 500 people, many of whom later cheered her exit, the Church in Wales said.
She was anointed with oil and presented with her symbols of office by Dr Morgan and the Church's five other bishops.
The Church decided to allow female bishops in 2013.