VIC BARLOW TAKES AN ALTERNATIVE LOOK AT LIFE IN MACCLESFIELD Ordination of England’s first female bishop has come a century too late
THE recent consecration of the Church of England’s first female bishop will, I’m sure, appear as a progressive step to all those involved but to the public at large it demonstrates just how out of touch her church is with modern society.
The Rev Libby Lane’s ordination as the eighth Bishop of Stockport is notable only for its belatedness.
Thankfully society has moved on since women were considered unworthy of high office.
Male-dominated institutions have a very questionable track record as anyone acquainted with politics and/or banking will testify.
Most (thinking) people are delighted to have a woman in charge of their health, welfare, banking etc. At least we know they deserve their position.
The Old Boy’s Club worked exceedingly well for the old boys but not so good for the rest of us.
Denying women positions of authority is the mindset of a misogynist fearing the competition.
The ordination of the first female bishop is like the Amish discovering electricity. It’s a century too late.
If any organisation should be promoting equality surely it’s the church? If not what’s the point?
We have ample experience of groups refusing to embrace that principle and the results are abhorrent.
My very best wishes to Bishop Libby Lane who has much work to do
She has a wonderful product to offer but the marketing department is in desperate need of modernisation.
●● Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu and The Rev Libby Lane