The Dio­cese of Manch­ester

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There will be a spe­cial ser­vice at Manch­ester Cathe­dral on Satur­day 17 May to cel­e­brate the 20th an­niver­sary of the or­di­na­tion of women to the priest­hood. The Guest Preacher is the Most Rev Pat Storey, the first fe­male Angli­can bishop in Ire­land. Manch­ester Dio­cese has over 140 women serv­ing as clergy in the Church. Some were among the first to be or­dained priest in 1994.The Bishop of Manch­ester, David Walker, who will be present at the ser­vice, said: “This ser­vice will be an op­por­tu­nity to give thanks for all that women bring to the or­dained min­istry of the Church.” All are wel­come to the ser­vice, which be­gins at 7.00pm.

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