American female bishop to visit St Asaph cathedral


Suzanne Jordan

TWO women bishops from America will take part in a conference next month as legislation allowing women to be ordained as bishops in Wales comes into effect.

Suffragen Bishop of Massachusetts, the Rt Rev Gayle Harris, will be visiting St Asaph in September and will attend the Crossing The Threshold conference in Cardiff alongside the former Bishop of Rhode Island, the Rt Revd Geralyn Wolf, who will be the keynote speaker.

Bishop Harris will become the first Anglican woman bishop to preside and preach at a Welsh cathedral when she visits St Asaph. 

She will lead a service at the cathedral on her way to take part in the conference.

Bishop of St Asaph, Dr Gregory Cameron, said: “Women bishops have been a reality in the Anglican Communion, if not in Wales, for some time now. It is good to be able to welcome Bishop Gayle into our midst to lead our worship in this time of transition.”

Bishop Harris was invited to St Asaph Cathedral by Bishop Cameron.

The service will take place on Sunday, August 31 at 11am.

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