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On Sunday 11 June I will have the privilege of preaching at a Service of Thanksgiving for Women’s Ministry in the Cathedral. 2017 is a significant year of anniversaries, an opportunity to remember and celebrate some key moments in the gradual acceptance in the Church of England of the ministry of women in leadership roles:
- 50 years since female lay readers were appointed;
- 30 years since women deacons were ordained;
- 25 years since the vote was taken for women’s ordination to the priesthood in 1992.
In this diocese, of course, the ministry of women has long been welcomed and appreciated wholeheartedly by the vast majority of church members. It is an encouraging environment in which women can flourish and realise their potential, serving in roles which suit their varied gifts, personalities and skills, being who God made them to be, in the same way that men can. Hopefully, as the impact of our Kingdom People: Calling Young Disciples project grows, we will similarly see young people and children increasingly playing their part, growing in confidence that what they bring is valued and vital to our shared life as God’s people. Read on…