Libby Lane, first female bishop of England consecrated
Church of England has consecrated Reverend Libby Lane as its first female bishop in a ceremony held at York Minster (a Gothic cathedral) in northern England.
With this consecration, Church of England ended its 500 year old male dominated tradition and considered as a historic move towards widening female participation in the Church.
Earlier in December 2014, she was appointed Bishop after Church formally had adopted legislation to allow women bishops.
In this regard General Synod- the law-making body of the Church of England had given nod to this legislation in November 2014 which was passed by UK Parliament in October 2014.
Reverend Libby Lane
- Since April 2007, she was Vicar of St Peter’s Hale and St Elizabeth’s Ashley, in Greater Manchester, England.
- In 1993, she was ordained as deacon and later in 1994, as priest.
- In January 2010, she was appointed as Dean of Women in Ministry for the Diocese of Chester.