Archbishop of Canterbury welcomes first female bishop


Archbishop Justin welcomes the announcement of the Revd Libby Lane as the new Bishop of Stockport.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, said:

“I am absolutely delighted that Libby has been appointed to succeed Bishop Robert Atwell as Bishop of Stockport. Her Christ-centred life, calmness and clear determination to serve the church and the community make her a wonderful choice.
“She will be bishop in a diocese that has been outstanding in its development of people, and she will make a major contribution. She and her family will be in my prayers during the initial excitement, and the pressures of moving."

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