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We rejoice at the appointment of the Venerable Rachel Treweek as Diocesan Bishop of Gloucester

WATCH is overjoyed about the appointment of the Venerable Rachel Treweek as the next Bishop of Gloucester.

As our first female Diocesan Bishop, she will be part of the House of Bishops as well as the College of Bishops. This is another significant step forward to attaining fuller flourishing of the Church of England for the good of our wider nation. As a Diocesan Bishop, Rachel will be the bishop with ultimate responsibility over the whole Diocese.Read more …

How is it for you? A day with laywomen

The WATCH day on Saturday was bursting with creativity, ideas, sorrow, anger and hope. More than forty women from across England met at the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham on Saturday to share our experiences of and hopes for the church. We heard from a panel of women their very different experiences of church and living out their faith: one of standing up to both gender and race discrimination, one of positive affirmation by female clergy, one of teaching wide-eyed Year 7 boys the patriarchal context of the Old Testament.Read more …

WATCH celebrates the appointment of Canon Alison White as Bishop of Hull

WATCH is delighted to celebrate the news that Reverend Canon Alison White has been appointed as Bishop of Hull. As she joins the College of Bishops, we joyfully recognise that this is another step forward in seeing better representation in the College and the House of Bishops. We believe that the increased presence of women alongside men will better serve the church and the nation of which we are a part.Read more …