An image of Chrisitne Hardman, Bishop elect of Newcastle

We are delighted that Ven Christine Hardman has been appointed to Newcastle. She has worked tirelessly for women in her many roles, most recently as Prolocutor (Chair of the House of Clergy) for Canterbury Province on General Synod. She has also served on the Legislative Steering Committees that prepared both the earlier and the later successful legislation for women in the episcopate. We wish her great joy in her new ministry.

Since it became possible to appoint women as bishops last December, the Church of England has appointed 7 female and 8 male bishops.