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On This Day in 2015: Amid the Protest from Male Priests, Libby Lane Became the First Female Bishop of the Church of England


On January 26, 2015, the Church of England ended centuries of male-only leadership as Libby Lane became its first female bishop in a ceremony briefly disrupted by a traditionalist priest's protest.

The protest from male priests raised eyebrows on the position of women in Christianity.

Elizabeth Jane Holden "Libby" Lane is a Church of England bishop. Since January 2015, she has been the Bishop of Stockport, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Chester. Wikipedia

Fact Sheet:
  • Born: 1966, Glossop, United Kingdom
  • Consecration: 26 January 2015
  • Diocese: Diocese of Chester
  • Predecessor: Robert Atwell
  • Alma maters: St Peter's College, Oxford, St John's College, Durham

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