The Church of England’s most senior woman bishop was consecrated at the Cathedral on Wednesday 22 July 2015.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, lead the ordination and consecration of the Ven Rachel Treweek who became Bishop of Gloucester. In the same service, the Rev Canon Dame Sarah Mullally, a former Chief Nursing Officer for the National Health Service, was also consecrated as Bishop of Crediton in the Diocese of Exeter. 60 bishops from all over England joined the consecration, a sign of the importance of women being consecrated as bishops.
The service was a fabulous and joyful celebration, attended by well-wishers from all over the country, but especially from the dioceses of London and Salisbury, Exeter and Gloucester. The Canterbury Cathedral girls’ choir, which was formed last year, sang hymns and anthems; and the Cathedral’s bells rang before the service as a mark of welcome.
Click here to view The Order of Service.
A video of part of the Ordination and Consecration is available is view please click here.