The Anglican Church has a new Female Bishop in the person of, Libby Lane. This new development marks the beginning of a new day in the history of the church and the role of women in what has been a man’s office since time memorial. Libby Lane became the Bishop of Stockport in the diocese of Chester in a ceremony officiated by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. Dr John Sentamu is the brother to Evangelical Pastor, Robert Kayanja of The Miracle Centre Churches in Uganda.
Here are the ten things you didn’t know about Libby Lane that you need to know.
- Elizabeth Jane Holden “Libby” Lane is her full name and she is a middle child.
- The interesting fact I found out about her is her love for Manchester United.
- She plays the saxophone.
- Her husband is also a priest and is the chaplain at Manchester Airport.
- She was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, in 1966.
- During her inauguration into the office of Bishop, there was one protestor, the Rev. Paul William.
- She studied at St Peter’s College, Oxford and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. She did a Master of Arts (MA Oxon) degree and later studied for ordination at Cranmer Hall, Durham University.
- The first time she was ordained in the Church of England leadership role was in 1993 as a deacon.
- Together with her husband, they became the first couple to be ordained at the same time.
- Together with her husband, they have two children.
Please feel free to leave your own comments about whether this is the right move by the Anglican Church or not. (With every reason, justify your opinion)
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Article references: BBC and Wikipedia.