It’s 24 years since women were first ordained into the Anglican priesthood in a ceremony conducted by Bishop Barry Rogerson in Bristol Cathedral in March 12, 1994.
Thirty-two women were consecrated – the youngest was aged 30 and the oldest was 69.
Bishop Rogerson predicted then that it would take approximately a decade for the first women to join the ranks of the bishopric.
He was wrong – ten years later women made up around one fifth of the clergy, but few were in senior posts, and
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