Posts Tagged ‘Women bishops’

First Māori Woman Bishop welcomed at Rangiatea Church

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
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Pihopa Waitohiariki Quayle, New Zealand’s first Māori woman bishop, 24th November, was welcomed in a service that took place in the beautiful and historic of Rangiatea Church in Ōtaki. The newly ordained bishop was supported by groups from different areas. She comes from from the Wairarapa, but now has charge of a large area that Read more

World’s first Māori woman bishop

Monday, May 6th, 2019

he Archbishops of the Anglican Church in New Zealand have elected the world’s first Māori woman Bishop. Archdeacon Waitohiariki Quayle has been appointed Bishop of Te Ūpoko o Te Ika. She was ordained deacon in 2013 and priest in 2014 by Bishop Muru Walters at the Church of Te Hepara Pai in Masterton. Continue reading

Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley moves from Waikato to Leeds

Monday, November 13th, 2017

The Anglican Bishop of Waikato is to return to her roots after being named as the new Bishop of Ripon in the Church of England’s Diocese of Leeds. In 2014. Originally ordained in the Diocese of Oxford, she served curacies in Wheatley and Littlemore before becoming New Testament lecturer and then director of biblical studies Read more

Wellington has a new assistant Anglican Bishop

Monday, June 12th, 2017

An estimated 900 people packed into the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul on June 2 to celebrate the evening ordination of the Rt Rev Dr Eleanor “Ellie” Sanderson as Assistant Bishop for the Anglican Diocese of Wellington. Archbishop Winston Halapua and Archbishop Philip Richardson led the liturgy, encircled by 10 tikanga Maori and Pakeha bishops, Read more

Female Anglican bishop dislikes ‘Rev. Mother’ tag

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

The first Anglican female bishop to sit in the House of Lords doesn’t like being officially referred to as “right reverend mother”. An initial version of Bishop Rachel Treweek’s writ of summons to be read aloud to the House of Lords referred to her as “right reverend father in God”. Bishop Treweek, from Gloucester, sent Read more

Women bishops and LGBT rights threaten Anglican Communion

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The Anglican Communion might not hold together according to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Archbishop Welby told the Times of London that the issue of the ordination of women and full rights for LGBT people are significant areas of disagreement. Acknowledging the strength of the individual churches he said the differences among them remain “profound”. “I Read more

CofE to use positive discrimination to appoint woman bishops

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Church of England selection boards will be encouraged to use a form of positive discrimination to appoint woman bishops, The Telegraph reports. The Church’s most senior official told a UK parliamentary committee that in vacant sees where a male and female candidate are considered equally well qualified, those making appointments will be advised to choose Read more

CofE ordaining women bishops deemed harmful to ecumenism

Friday, July 18th, 2014

The Church of England’s decision to ordain women bishops has harmed relations with the Catholic Church, an archbishop says. Speaking on behalf of the England and Wales bishops’ conference, Archbishop Bernard Longley said the commitment to further dialogue between the two churches remains. “The decision of the Church of England to admit women to the Read more

Helen Ann Hartley ordained Anglican Bishop of Waikato

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

The new Anglican  Bishop of Waikato has been ordained in Hamilton last Saturday. Helen Ann Hartley replaces Archbishop David Moxon who is now the the Archbishop of Canterbury’s representativeat the Vatican Bishop Hartley is the  the 7th Bishop of Waikato and  she is the first woman bishop of the Diocese. She was born in Edinburgh and moved with Read more

Church of England paves way for female bishops

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The Church of England’s governing body this week voted in favor of female bishops, ending a 20-year impasse that could see women ordained as senior clergy by the end of 2014. A vote on a package of measures to endorse women bishops was supported by 378 members of the General Synod while eight voted against Read more