Women in the Church

Women are empowered by working collaboratively with women’s organizations, program and ministry groups within and outside the Church, as well as with global and local networks working for gender justice, and individual women compelled to risk transformation – of the world, the church, and their own lives in Christ.

On your journey of transformation the resources and information here will help you venture into the refining fire and the water of renewal and rebirth. The work, life, and ministry is your own, but the road is one women can hope to build together along the way.

USEFUL LINKS: 

Interactive timeline of the history of women’s ordination
Anglican Women's Empowerment (AWE)
Commission on the Status of Women
Episcopal Church Women
Episcopal Women's Caucus
Episcopal Women's History Project
Girls' Friendly Society
National Altar Guild Association
The Episcopal Community
The Order of the Daughters of the King®

Statement commemorating the 25th anniversary of Barbara Clementine Harris' ordination as the first Anglican female bishop

A statement from the Executive Council Committee on the Status of Women commemorating the 25th anniversary of the ordination of first women to be ordained a bishop in Anglican Communion, Barbara Clementine Harris.

Statement commemorating the 40th anniversary of The Philadelphia 11 ordinations

A statement from the Executive Council Committee on the Status of Women commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first women to be ordained as priests in The Episcopal Church, known as The Philadelphia 11.