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Across the Communion: First Female Anglican Bishop in Africa

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38086
Author
Staff
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2012 September
Author
Staff
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2012 September
Volume
138
Issue
7
Page
7
Notes
"On July 18 [2012], the diocese of Swaziland elected the first female Anglican bishop in Africa, 20 years after the Church of the Province of Southern Africa voted to ordain women. The Rev. Ellinah Ntfombi Wamukoya, 61, succeeds Bishop Meshack Mabuza, who announced his retirement last year. Wamukoya will become the 24th active female bishop in the Anglican Communion, according to the Anglican Communion News Service. 'There was great rejoicing when the outcome was released', said a statement issued by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, primate of the Church of Southern Africa. He described the election process as 'rigorous and spirit-filled'. Wamukoya is currently chaplain at the University of Swaziland and St. Michael's High School in the town of Manzini, central Swaziland. She is also CEO of the City Council of Manzini". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
Wamukoya, Ellinah Ntfombi
Mabuza, Meshack
Anglican Church of Southern Africa. Diocese of Swaziland
Anglican Church of Southern Africa - Bishops
Women bishops - Anglican Communion
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Across the threshold

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article26865
Author
Wolf, Geralyn, 1947-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Theological Review
Date
1999 Spring
Author
Wolf, Geralyn, 1947-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Theological Review
Date
1999 Spring
Volume
81
Issue
2
Page
271-280
Notes
A personal reflection by the Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island, one of the first eleven women bishops present at the 1998 Lambeth Conference. "How we define our common identity while acknowledging inherent differences and dispositions is, I believe, the most significant challenge to our Communion as we enter the new millennium" (p. 276). Speaking specifically about the debate and vote on the homosexuality resolution Bishop Wolf states "I abstained from the vote, for it neglected one important ingredient which I feel is at the heart of all Christian decision making reflective conversation. Because we
Subjects
Lambeth Conference, 1998
Women bishops - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion - Parties and movements
Conflict management - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Diversity - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
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Anglican Church in New Zealand Elects Woman Bishop

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1628
Date
1989 November 25
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1989 November 25
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
[Toronto] Saturday November 25, 1989
The Anglican Church in New Zealand has elected a woman as the next bishop of the Diocese of Dunedin. She is the Reverend Dr. Penelope Eansall [sic i.e. Bansall] Jamieson, aged 47. She will succeed Bishop Peter Mann who retires at the end of February.
The election took place on November 11th, but the process of securing approval from the other Anglican dioceses in the country, and from the Executive Committee of the New Zealand Church, has just been completed.
Dr. Jamieson will be the second woman bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion. Bishop Barbara Harris of Massachusetts was consecrated in February of this year in Boston. However, Bishop Harris is a suffragan (assistant) bishop, whereas Dr. Jamieson will be a diocesan bishop with full episcopal authority, the first woman to hold such a position.
Dr. Jamieson was born in England, and has been a priest in the New Zealand church since 1983. She is married to an English professor at the Victoria University of Wellington and has three daughters. She holds degrees from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Otago, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wellington. She has served on the Provincial Commission on Doctrine and Theological Questions.
Archbishop Michael Peers, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has sent a message of congratulation to Dr. Jamieson on her election. The Anglican Church of Canada has over 100 ordained women priests, but no woman bishop at the moment though there is no obstacle to such an election.
When Dr. Jamieson visits England, she will only be able to function as a deacon. The Church of England General Synod recently voted to accept the ordination of women to the priesthood in principle, but it is expected to be a number of years before the final details are agreed. Until then women may only function as deacons in the English Church.
The Primate of New Zealand, the Most Reverend Brian Davies, said: "I have not been aware of any tendency in the New Zealand Church at large to wish to 'make history' by taking this step. Some of our women clergy have been eager to see a woman serving as a diocesan bishop but most have been relaxed about the timing."
"We have been ordaining women as priests since 1977. None of us expected a woman would be elected by a synod quite so soon, though it is probably true to say that women have been more fully accepted in the ordained ministry here than in any other Province in the Communion," he said.
Archbishop Davies reports that some Roman Catholic bishops in New Zealand have already indicated that the consecration of an Anglican woman bishop would not endanger the very cordial relations enjoyed between the two churches. (Recently, the Auckland Roman Catholic Synod recommended that women should be ordained as priests, but this will not be acceptable to the authorities in Rome.)
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For more information, contact: The Reverend Michael Ingham, Principal Secretary to the Primate, 600 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario, (416) 924-9192
Subjects
Ordination of women - Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia
Ordination of women - Anglican Communion
Jamieson, Penny (Penelope Ann Bansall), 1942-
Women clergy - Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia
Women bishops - Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia
Women bishops - Anglican Communion
Davies, Brian
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Archbishop hails election of Canada's first woman bishop

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1994
Date
1993 November 19
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1993 November 19
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
November 19, 1993 -- The Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Michael Peers, has issued the following statement in response to the episcopal election in the Diocese of Toronto.
The Diocese of Toronto, and the whole of the Anglican Church of Canada, today rejoice in the election of two fine new priests as bishops. Both Michael Bedford-Jones and Victoria Matthews offer gifts of leadership that will complement and add to those already present in others who hold episcopal office.
But in particular, I welcome with profound joy and sheer delight, the election of a woman as bishop in the Church in Canada. The ordination of women to the priesthood in our church has been part of our experience in Canada for 17 years now. During that time we have been blessed by the particular graces that they have brought to ordained ministry. I am sure that it is no accident that our Church is growing more compassionate and nurturing in its pastoral work, more thorough and inclusive in its communication, and more prophetic in its commitment to justice. Though ground-breaking in its effect, today's decision is a natural outcome of years of caring and effective leadership offered by women.
In recent weeks, I have had occasions to participate in different events with the four women who are already bishops in the Anglican Communion. I have been reminded again of the wholeness we seek in Christ's Church, -- indeed in all of society. It is a wholeness which Saint Paul envisaged when he wrote: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus". (Galations 3:28) Today the Spirit of God, through the Synod of Toronto, has helped us further that vision in our time. May it continue to be encouraged among us.
I look forward to working with Victoria and to welcoming her to he place in the national House of Bishops. I have no doubt that she will receive a glad welcome and the whole-hearted support of all her colleagues in episcopal ministry.
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For further information, contact: Doug Tindal, Director of Communications (416) 924-9199 ext. 286 [or] (416) 335-8349 (residence)
Subjects
Matthews, Victoria, 1954-
Bedford-Jones, Michael (Michael Hugh Harold), 1942-2021
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Toronto
Women bishops - Anglican Church of Canada
Women bishops - Anglican Communion
Leadership - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Ordination of women - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
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Bishop Griswold completes tenure as Primate; National Cathedral hosts liturgy of welcome for Bishop Jefferts Schori : Quicklines

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article34193
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2006 Advent
2007 New Year
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2006 Advent
2007 New Year
Issue
124
Page
41
Notes
Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold presided and preached at St. John's Anglican Church in Notting Hill, London, on 29 October 2006, the last Sunday of his nine-year tenure as Presiding Bishop, chief pastor and Primate of the Episcopal Church. In his sermon Bishop Griswold spoke about his successor and those who have opposed her election because she is a woman. "There are those who have indicated that they will not sit at the same table with her. I do hope that once they meet her as a person, rather than as a fabrication of the Internet, they will be able to sense the depth and authenticity of her faith, and to recognize her as a sister in Christ and a fellow bishop." "It is ironic that though women represent the majority of the Anglican Communion, their voices and their reconciling views are woefully underrepresented." "He spoke of how easy it is for us to live with blinded sight. He explained, "Unquestioningly and uncritically we accept prevailing attitudes, opinions and biases as self-evident, as true. The dullness of the familiar can so easily keep us from seeing the inequities, the untruths, the injustices that surround us." "To be faithful to Scripture requires a willingness, indeed an eagerness, to follow the Spirit of truth wherever we may be led. However, to pray Come, Holy Ghost ... enable with perpetual light the dullness of our blinded sight is dangerous and involves risk -- the risk of being obliged to change our opinions, to cast away protective biases, to make room for the unfamiliar and sometimes unwelcome. This is what it means to bear the cost of unblinded sight". Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was formally proclaimed Presiding Bishop during a liturgy at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday 5 November 2006.
Includes photo of Bishop Griswold blessing incense at St. John's, Notting Hill.
Subjects
Griswold, Frank T. (Frank Tracy), 1937-
JJefferts Schori, Katharine, 1954-
Women bishops - Anglican Communion
Women primates - Anglican Communion
Prejudices - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Women in the Anglican Communion
Representation on committees - Anglican Communion
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By sex divided : the Church of England and women priests

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog2541
Author
Petre, Jonathan
Publication Date
1994
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 676 P493 1994
Author
Petre, Jonathan
Place
London
Publisher
Fount
Publication Date
1994
Physical_Description
vi, 185 p. ; 19.5 x 13 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"[B]y Jonathan Petre".
"By the summer of 1993, more than 1,200 women had been ordained as priests in the Church of England, bringing to an end one of the most turbulent chapters in recent ecclesiastical history. Few issues have provoked such rancour and bitterness, division and dissent. This book is a journalist's attempt to capture some of the flavour of these extraordinary times -- from the early struggles of women to make their voices heard to the dramatic denouncement on 11 November 1992, and its aftermath. It is not written by an insider, nor does it aspire to the heights of an academic treatise". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface -- The Vote -- Chinese Whispers -- The Sixties -- The Philadelphia Incident (1970-74) -- False Starts (1975-79) -- The Wilderness (1980-84) -- Deus ex Machina (1985-86) -- Balancing Act (1986-87) -- The Lambeth Walk (1988-89) -- Crossroads (1989-91) -- Decisions and Divisions (1991-93) -- Departures (1993-94).
No index.
Subjects
Ordination of women - Church of England
Women clergy - Church of England
Ordination of women - Anglican Communion - History
Li, Florence Tim Oi, 1907-1992
Women bishops - Anglican Communion
Church of England - Parties and movements
Anglican Communion - Parties and movements
ISBN
0-00-627816-7
Call Number
BV 676 P493 1994
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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The call for women bishops

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog5126
Publication Date
2004
Material Type
Book
Location
OTCH
Call Number
BV 676 H275 2004
Place
London
Publisher
SPCK
Publication Date
2004
Physical_Description
xiii, 196 p. ; 21.5 x 13.7 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"Edited by Harriet Harris and Jane Shaw."
Includes bibliographical references.
"This book has grown out of a short booklet `Women and the Episcopacy' which we produced and edited in the summer of 2002 ... It was published as a WATCH (Women and the Church) booklet and was sent out to all General Synod members by WATCH". -- Preface.
"The Church of England is debating whether to admit women to the episcopate. .... This diverse and compelling collection of essays argues the case for women bishops. It reflects experiences of women who serve as bishops and provides perspectives from across the major denominations on women in leadership roles". -- back cover.
Contents divided into four main sections: Call for Change -- Tradition -- Authority -- The Church and the World.
Contents: Contributors -- Preface / Harriet Harris and Jane Shaw -- Acknowledgements -- The Calling of Women Bishops / Jane Shaw and Harriet Harris -- Why Not Have Women Bishops ? Meeting the Arguments Head-on / John Barton -- Living the Change : On Being the First Woman Bishop in the Anglican Communion / Barbara C. Harris -- From Icon to Action / David Stancliffe -- Resisting Intransigence / Walter Paul Khotso Makhulu -- Women Bishops in Antiquity : Apostolicity and Ministry / Rebecca Lyman -- Bishops and the Formation of Anglicanism / Vincent Strudwick -- Women and the Integrity of Anglican Orders / John Gladwin -- A Roman Catholic's View on the Apostolicity of Women / Tina Beattie -- Do We Need Women Bishops ? / Christina Le Moignan -- Can a Woman Have Authority Over a Man ? Some Biblical Questions and an Evangelical Response / Rosy Ashley -- Authority / Penny Jamieson -- Women in Leadership : A British Baptist Perspective / Myra Blyth -- Humanity Fully Represented Before God : A Liturgical Approach / Bridget Nichols -- The Vocation of Anglicanism : An Orthodox-Catholic Suggestion / Robin Gibbons -- Living the Experience : Holding the Reins of Authority / Geralyn Wolf -- Why Women Bishops Are Still on the Waiting List in Africa / Esther Mombo -- Identifying the Needs of the Twenty-first-century Church / Carolyn Tanner Irish -- Doing Things Differently / Bill Ind -- We Wish You Were Here : Some Views from the Pews / Carrie Pemberton -- Reflections from the Anglican Church of Australia / Peter Carnley -- The Road to Women Bishops : The Scottish Experience / Ruth B. Edwards -- Afterword / Marilyn McCord Adams.
Added Entry
Harris, Harriet A. (Harriet Anne), 1968-
Shaw, Jane (Jane Alison), 1963-
Adams, Marilyn McCord, 1943-2017
Ashley, Rosy (Rosemary Clare), 1960-
Barton, John, 1948-
Beattie, Tina, 1955-
Blyth, Myra
Carnley, Peter F. (Peter Frederick), 1937-
Edwards, Ruth B.
Gibbons, Robin
Gladwin, John (John Warren), 1942-
Harris, Barbara C. (Barbara Clementine), 1930-2020
Ind, William, 1942-
Irish, Carolyn Tanner, 1940-2021
Le Moignan, Christina, 1942-
Lyman, Rebecca (Janyce Rebecca), 1954-
Makhulu, W.P. Khotso (Walter Paul Khotso), 1935-
Mombo, Esther, 1957-
Nichols, Bridget, 1963-
Pemberton, Carrie (Carrie Mary), 1955-
Stancliffe, David S. (David Staffurth), 1942-
Strudwick, Vincent (Vincent Noel Harold), 1932-
Wolf, Geralyn, 1947-
Subjects
Ordination of women
Bishops - Church of England
Ordination of women - Church of England
Women bishops - Anglican Communion
Women bishops - Church of England
Women bishops - Episcopal Church
Episcopacy - Anglican Communion
Episcopacy and Christian union
Ordination of women - Biblical teaching
Woman (Theology) - Biblical teaching
Leadership - Religious aspects - Christianity
Women bishops - Anglican Church of Australia
Women bishops - Scottish Episcopal Church
ISBN
0-281-05621-8
Call Number
BV 676 H275 2004
Location
OTCH
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The call for women bishops

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog8588
Publication Date
2004
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 676 H275 2004
Place
London
Publisher
SPCK
Publication Date
2004
Physical_Description
xiii, 196 p. ; 21.5 x 13.7 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"Edited by Harriet Harris and Jane Shaw."
Includes bibliographical references.
"This book has grown out of a short booklet `Women and the Episcopacy' which we produced and edited in the summer of 2002 ... It was published as a WATCH (Women and the Church) booklet and was sent out to all General Synod members by WATCH". -- Preface.
"The Church of England is debating whether to admit women to the episcopate. .... This diverse and compelling collection of essays argues the case for women bishops. It reflects experiences of women who serve as bishops and provides perspectives from across the major denominations on women in leadership roles". -- back cover.
Contents divided into four main sections: Call for Change -- Tradition -- Authority -- The Church and the World.
Contents: Contributors -- Preface / Harriet Harris and Jane Shaw -- Acknowledgements -- The Calling of Women Bishops / Jane Shaw and Harriet Harris -- Why Not Have Women Bishops ? Meeting the Arguments Head-on / John Barton -- Living the Change : On Being the First Woman Bishop in the Anglican Communion / Barbara C. Harris -- From Icon to Action / David Stancliffe -- Resisting Intransigence / Walter Paul Khotso Makhulu -- Women Bishops in Antiquity : Apostolicity and Ministry / Rebecca Lyman -- Bishops and the Formation of Anglicanism / Vincent Strudwick -- Women and the Integrity of Anglican Orders / John Gladwin -- A Roman Catholic's View on the Apostolicity of Women / Tina Beattie -- Do We Need Women Bishops ? / Christina Le Moignan -- Can a Woman Have Authority Over a Man ? Some Biblical Questions and an Evangelical Response / Rosy Ashley -- Authority / Penny Jamieson -- Women in Leadership : A British Baptist Perspective / Myra Blyth -- Humanity Fully Represented Before God : A Liturgical Approach / Bridget Nichols -- The Vocation of Anglicanism : An Orthodox-Catholic Suggestion / Robin Gibbons -- Living the Experience : Holding the Reins of Authority / Geralyn Wolf -- Why Women Bishops Are Still on the Waiting List in Africa / Esther Mombo -- Identifying the Needs of the Twenty-first-century Church / Carolyn Tanner Irish -- Doing Things Differently / Bill Ind -- We Wish You Were Here : Some Views from the Pews / Carrie Pemberton -- Reflections from the Anglican Church of Australia / Peter Carnley -- The Road to Women Bishops : The Scottish Experience / Ruth B. Edwards -- Afterword / Marilyn McCord Adams.
Added Entry
Harris, Harriet A. (Harriet Anne), 1968-
Shaw, Jane (Jane Alison), 1963-
Adams, Marilyn McCord, 1943-2017
Ashley, Rosy (Rosemary Clare), 1960-
Barton, John, 1948-
Beattie, Tina, 1955-
Blyth, Myra
Carnley, Peter F. (Peter Frederick), 1937-
Edwards, Ruth B.
Gibbons, Robin
Gladwin, John (John Warren), 1942-
Harris, Barbara C. (Barbara Clementine), 1930-
Ind, William, 1942-
Irish, Carolyn Tanner, 1940-
Le Moignan, Christina, 1942-
Lyman, Rebecca (Janyce Rebecca), 1954-
Makhulu, W.P. Khotso (Walter Paul Khotso), 1935-
Mombo, Esther, 1957-
Nichols, Bridget, 1963-
Pemberton, Carrie (Carrie Mary), 1955-
Stancliffe, David S. (David Staffurth), 1942-
Strudwick, Vincent (Vincent Noel Harold), 1932-
Wolf, Geralyn, 1947-
Subjects
Ordination of women
Bishops - Church of England
Ordination of women - Church of England
Women bishops - Anglican Communion
Women bishops - Church of England
Women bishops - Episcopal Church
Episcopacy - Anglican Communion
Episcopacy and Christian union
Ordination of women - Biblical teaching
Woman (Theology) - Biblical teaching
Leadership - Religious aspects - Christianity
Women bishops - Anglican Church of Australia
Women bishops - Scottish Episcopal Church
ISBN
0-281-05621-8
Call Number
BV 676 H275 2004
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Carey recalls commission

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article13812
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1993 October
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1993 October
Volume
119
Issue
8
Page
5
Notes
The Eames Commission which examined how Anglicans can live together despite differing views on women bishops has been asked to convene one more time. The Eames Commission last produced a report in 1990. When it meets in London in December 1993 at the request of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the commission will review developments since then. Bishop Arthur Peter of Nova Scotia is a special advisor to the December meeting.
Subjects
Ordination of women - Anglican Communion
Women bishops - Anglican Communion
Peters, Arthur (Arthur Gordon),1935-
Church of England. Archbishop of Canterbury's Commission on Communion and Women in the Episcopate (Eames Commission)
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Church of England

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official944
Date
November 1986
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 79-11-86
Date
November 1986
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 79-11-86
Mover
Rev. M.C. Ingham
Seconder
Mrs. Amy Newell
Text
That the following statement from the National Executive Council be forwarded by the Primate to the Officers of the General Synod of the Church of England:
This National Executive Council of the Anglican Church of Canada expresses its sadness and regret at the recent decision by the General Synod of the Church of England not to permit women ordained as priests in this Province to exercise their sacramental ministry within the Church of England.
We acknowledge and respect the right and responsibility of churches within the Anglican Communion to make decisions concerning the ordering of ministry within their own structures. However, we express the hope that the same respect could be extended to the Anglican Church of Canada which has enjoyed the ministry of women in the priesthood since 1976.
We believe the process by which the ordering of ministry is decided by an autonomous Province need not be linked to the recognition of those persons already ordained by another Province. The mutual recognition of ministry within the Anglican Communion is a separate issue from the ordination of women in the Church of England, and calls for independent consideration.
In our view, the decision by the Church of England to deny the exercise of sacramental ministry, with the consent of the diocesan bishop, to some priests ordained in our church raises questions about the validity of the orders of all priests in our church. It also constitutes a challenge to episcopal ministry in our country.
Such a decision threatens the unity of the Anglican Communion by extending the privilege of ecclesiastical hospitality to some of our clergy and not to others. Sadly for us both, a result of this may well be the unwillingness of many Canadian bishops and priests to accept invitations to celebrate the eucharist in England until such hospitality is restored.
We draw attention to Act 65 of the 1986 General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada which:
a) affirms our positive experience in Canada with women in priesthood;
b) urges our bishops to carry to the Lambeth Conference our conviction that the priesthood of women has indeed blessed and enriched our common life; and
c) asks the Lambeth Conference to search for a way of upholding the unity of the church while allowing Provinces to move, as appropriate for them to the election and ordination of women to the episcopate in response to the call of God and the church.
This statement is made out of deep concern for the integrity of the body of Christ, in which we rejoice, and for the mutual recognition of ministries within our Communion, which we wish both to extend to others and to claim for ourselves. CARRIED #79-11-86
Subjects
Ordination of women - Anglican Church of Canada
Ordination of women - Church of England
Women clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
Women clergy - Anglican Communion
Women bishops - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion - Clergy - Office
Mutual recognition of ministry - Anglican Communion
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