Church of England's First female Bishop Named As The Reverend Libby Lane

Appointment of first woman as CofE bishop

Libby Lane has been announced as the first female bishop for the Church of England, just a month after a historic change to canon law. She will become the new Bishop of Stockport, a post that has been vacant since May.

Press Release [PDF].

Pat Storey was installed by the Church of Ireland as Bishop of Meath and Kildare, the first female Anglican bishop in the UK and Ireland, on 29 November 2013.

Press Release [PDF].

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Los Angeles and Uganda

The Coalition warmly welcomes the election of two new suffragan bishops for the Episcopal diocese of Los Angeles, and notes:

  • that the election has been carried out with a close regard to the norms and constitution of that church;
  • that its transparency contrasts favourably with the still opaque processes by which Church of England bishops are appointed.

Press Release [PDF].