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C of E - First female bishop consecrated

Posted: Tuesday 27th January 2015 06:50 am

The Rt Revd Libby Lane has been consecrated as the first female bishop in the Church of England in a packed service at York Minster attended by more than 100 bishops from the Church of England and women bishops from across the Anglican Communion.

In acknowledging the expectations that were now upon her, Bishop Lane thanked all who are praying with her, and said that she will "hold on to words of promise from the Bible, a reassurance that all this does not depend on me … 'the God who calls you is faithful: He will do it' (1 Thessalonians 5:24)."

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