The first woman bishop to sit in the House of Lords has been appointed by the Church of England.
The Venerable Rachel Treweek, Archdeacon of Hackney, said she was “overjoyed” to be named the new Bishop of Gloucester.
The 52-year-old former speech therapist is the UK’s third woman bishop but the first diocesan bishop – a more senior position than the junior, or suffragan, posts two women have so far been given.
Ven Treweek, who believes that men and women should serve “side by side” in the highest offices of the Church, studied linguistics at Reading University before becoming a priest.
How long does anyone give it before the Church of England is a majority female occupation?
This is to be monstrously sexist of course, but given that the CoE is rather more caring, sharing and empathy than anything else these days it sounds like the sort of organisation that will be thoroughly colonised.
30 years to the majortiy of bishops being women?