Libby Lane will serve as a suffragan bishop for Stockport in the Diocese of Chester.
PB: A provisional bishop is “a way to encourage change and greater openness when a diocese is in need of it.”
Women may now become bishops in the Church of England.
The anger, bitterness, and recriminations of last year were absent in this year’s debate on women in the episcopate.
Prudence Dailey, Mark Chapman, and Andrew Goddard reflect on General Synod’s vote regarding women in the episcopate.