History of the participation of women in the Anglican Church of Canada including the Woman's Auxiliary (later Anglican Church Women). "In 1924, the diocese of Caledonia sent Inez Smith to General Synod, but the prolocutor ruled that she was ineligible to sit because of her gender. Finally, in 1946, a woman broke through the barrier. Madeline Wodehouse, national president of the Woman's Auxiliary, was appointed to General Synod. In 1953 Grace Hutchings became the first woman elected to General Synod."