To celebrate the consecration next week of The Rev Libby Lane, WATCH national committee member the Rev Dr Emma Percy has written a prayer which you may wish to use. Many thanks Emma.

Gracious God,

in whose image we are made, male and female.

We thank you for the consecration of Bishop Libby.

May her ministry and that of the whole church,

bear witness to the reconciling love of your kingdom,

through which divisions are healed,

and in which women and men are one in Christ,

in whose name we pray. Amen.