Monday, December 5, 2011

Anglican church appoints female bishop

From Australia-

The Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn has appointed its first female bishop.

Archdeacon Genieve Blackwell will be consecrated in March and will leave the Yass parish to be based in Wagga Wagga.

There she will be rector of Turvey Park and regional bishop.

She will be one of three female bishops in Australia.

Archdeacon Blackwell says part of her new role will include promoting the Church.

"There's a particular role a bishop has in say a keeper of the vision, and part of what I'll be doing is particularly looking towards promoting the mission of the church, in that particular region, the western region of the diocese," she said.

Archdeacon Blackwell says it is exciting women in ministry are being recognised for their skills.

"Women in ministry is about women being able to use the gifts God has given them in the ministry of the church and in the service of Christ. It's very affirming that it's recognised by the church," she said.

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