Another First!

The Anglican Church of Australia has become the fourth province of the Anglican Communion to select a woman as bishop. The Venerable Kay Goldsworthy will be consecrated Assistant Bishop of Perth on May 22nd. Hooray! Four down, 34 provinces to go. The other three provinces which have women bishops are the Episcopal Church of the USA, the Anglican Church of Canada, and the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. The Scottish Episcopal Church and the Church of Ireland are two other provinces which have approved women bishops, but they have not yet actually consecrated one. The Church in Wales last week narrowly defeated a bill to allow women bishops,

2 Responses to “Another First!”

  1. trawnapanda says:

    oh huzZAH.

    are you going to post this to Lightspeed?

    won’t this get the knickers of thems in the Diocese of Jensen Sydney right twisted? do ’em good, I say.

    and hooray for Perth. Praise Jesus’ Holy Name and all.

    Like most people, I keep forgetting the suffragan bishop in Cuba, until I read it in that article.

  2. ext_94976 says:

    that is a positive step. a very positive step. i envy the world out there so much.