The Church of England has announced the results of the first elections for female representatives to attend the House of Bishops. At a meeting earlier on this year, the House of Bishops decided that eight senior women clergy, elected regionally, will participate in all meetings of the House until such time as there are six female Bishops who will sit as of right.

The representatives will take up their roles on 1stDecember.

• South West region – Ven Nicola Sullivan, Archdeacon of Wells

• North East region – Very Revd Vivienne Faull, Dean of York

• South East region – Ven Rachel Treweek, Archdeacon of Hackney.


WATCH congratulates these three on their election.  The results for the elections in the 5 other regions are expected to be announced over the next two weeks.


WATCH is greatly looking forward to the way these eight women will alter the nature of debates in the House of Bishops and influence the tone and substance of its resolutions and papers.


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