Women's Ordination

Women's Ordination

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July 3, 2019

[Episcopal Diocese of Northern California] The Rev. Megan M. Traquair was ordained and consecrated as the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Northern California on June 29 at the Mondavi Center in Davis, California. Traquair became the first female bishop in the 109-year history of the diocese....

July 1, 2019

All the women bishops and bishops-elect who had received the church’s consent to their ordination and consecration who attended the March 12-15 House of Bishops meeting at Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center in Hendersonville, North...

June 3, 2019

The Rev. Lucinda Ashby

[Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real] The Rev. Lucinda Ashby, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Idaho, was elected June 1 to be the fourth bishop of the San Jose, California-based Episcopal Diocese of El...

May 29, 2019

Bishop Emelyn Dacuycuy was consecrated May 5 as the first woman to serve the Philippine Independent Church. Photo: Winfred Vergara/special to Episcopal News Service

[Episcopal News Service] “The church is not about maintaining...

April 29, 2019

Bishop-elect Emelyn Dacuycuy will become the first woman to serve the Philippine Independent Church. Photo: Winfred Vergara/special to Episcopal News Service

[Episcopal News Service – Manila, Philippines] Amidst the sweltering heat...

April 26, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] The first woman to be elected as an Anglican bishop in south America has been consecrated. Bishop Marinez Bassotto will lead the Diocese of Amazon in the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil. Thousands of people from Brazil and around the world attended the...

February 28, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Bishop Mark Strange, has consecrated the province’s first female bishop during a service in St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Aberdeen. Bishop Anne Dyer was elected by the province’s Episcopal Synod in November as the bishop...

November 29, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The first Persian woman to become a bishop was consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury Nov. 30 during a service in Canterbury Cathedral. Guli Francis-Dehqani, the daughter of the former bishop of Iran, Hassan Dehqani-Tafti, will serve as the first suffragan...

November 8, 2017

[Scottish Episcopal Church] The Episcopal Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church on Nov. 9 elected the Rev. Canon Anne Dyer as the next bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney.

Dyer has served as rector of Holy Trinity Church in Haddington, Scotland, since 2011.  Her wider church involvement...

November 6, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia is preparing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the province’s first ordination of women to the priesthood. The New Zealand church was one of the first in the Anglican Communion to ordain women when,...

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