women's ordination

  • May 24, 2018

    Around 500 women ministers and their supporters brought traffic to a standstill in Edinburgh earlier this week as they marked the 50th anniversary of a historic decision to ordain women to the ministry. 

  • June 18, 2014

    On Saturday (21 June), the Methodist Church in Great Britain will celebrate forty years of women's ordination.

  • February 2, 2012

    The Church of England’s decisions about women bishops are likely to have a major impact on its mission as well as its ministry, says Savi Hensman. If the church appears to be reluctant to accept and fully use women’s gifts, attempts to attract and involve more people across a wide age-range may be undermined.

  • January 16, 2011

    Three former Anglican bishops were ordained as Roman Catholic priests on Saturday 15 January at Westminster Cathedral – the first bishops to join Rome under a new structure set up by Pope Benedict XVI for dissident Anglicans.

  • September 17, 2010

    Catholics working for women to be ordained in a reformed priesthood are conducting a 'walk of witness' before the Pope in London today.

  • September 8, 2010

    Catholic campaigners seeking reform within their Church have published six questions for the Pope to consider during his visit to the UK next week.

  • June 27, 2010

    Unequal treatment of women undermines the whole church’s calling to care for the needy and challenge the world by witnessing to the possibility of a new way of life in which none are exploited or marginalised, says Savi Hensman, and she examines the latest machinations around women's ministry in the Church of England.

  • May 24, 2010

    A breakaway Catholic group have for the first time ordained a woman priest. The Italian Old Catholic Church carried out the ceremony in Rome yesterday. It has taken on symbolic importance.

  • November 20, 2008

    A 70 year old Catholic priest who has led campaigns against torture, faces excommunication by the Vatican tomorrow following his active support for women's ordination.