A thanksgiving service to mark 25 years of women’s ordained priestly ministry will be held in Exeter Cathedal on June 30th. In March 1994, the Bishop of Bristol ordained 32 women to the priesthood – the first in the Church of England. In June and October of the same year 28 women were ordained in Exeter and Plymouth.
By remembering this very significant year we are celebrating the recognition that women and men in ordained priestly ministry together bring wholeness to the life of the church. We will also be honouring people – women and men – who worked and prayed for so long to make ministry by both gender possible. All are welcome.