Friday, March 30, 2012

Jensen begs off as deputy consecrates woman bishop

Consecration of the state's first woman Anglican bishop will proceed at St Saviour's Cathedral, Goulburn, today with the good wishes but pointed non-attendance of the Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, who once lectured to her in doctrine at Moore College.

Genieve Blackwell, 50, married with two children, who turned to Anglicanism while an arts student at Sydney University, will become the third woman Anglican bishop in Australia and the 31st in the world.

She will continue as rector of St Paul's, Turvey Park. But she will now be an assistant bishop for Wagga Wagga and the surrounding region. She will have authority over 15 parishes, taking in Tumut, Tumbarumba, Holbrook, Temora, Boorowa and Young. Keep reading

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