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Clergy: Females

Church Commissioners written question – answered on 28th November 2016.

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Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley Conservative, Worthing West

To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether a Bishop of London has ordained a woman as a priest.

Photo of Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman The Second Church Estates Commissioner

It has long been the practice of the Diocese of London for the Bishop to ordain all deacons, male and female, with Area Bishops ordaining priests in their local community.

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