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Exhibition: Women and the Church of England

Location

Lambeth Palace Library,

15 Lambeth Palace Road, London,
SE1 7JT

Dates

This exhibition runs from Tue, 9th Apr 2024 to Thu, 29th Aug 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Thu,
20th Jun 2024  
(9:30am - 5pm)
Fri,
21st Jun 2024  
(9:30am - 5pm)
Mon,
24th Jun 2024  
(9:30am - 5pm)
Tue,
25th Jun 2024  
(9:30am - 5pm)
Wed,
26th Jun 2024  
(9:30am - 5pm)
Thu,
27th Jun 2024  
(9:30am - 5pm)
Fri,
28th Jun 2024  
(9:30am - 5pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

This exhibition marks the 30th anniversary of the ordination of 1200 women to the priesthood in the Church of England, the 80th anniversary of the priesting of Florence Li Tim-Oi, and the 10th anniversary of the legislation passing which allows women to be consecrated as bishops in the Church of England.

The ordination of women within the Church of England, and across the Anglican Communion, was and remains a subject of impassioned debate. In the exhibition we have provided a small selection of material which gives a flavour of the debates, discussions, and concerns which surrounded the ordination of women. We are pleased to be able to display a copy of the 1944 letter announcing Florence Li Tim-Oi’s ordination and explaining the situation which led to it. The exhibition also explores the broader context of women’s ministry in the Church in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Central to the narrative are the stories of some of those women whose steps led the way to women’s ministry within the Church of England, such as Angela Burdett-Coutts, Octavia Hill, Dame Betty Ridley, Elizabeth Ferard, Isabella Gilmore, Florence Li Tim-Oi, and the 32 women ordained as priests in Bristol on 12 March 1994.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer

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All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition runs from Tue, 9th Apr 2024 to Thu, 29th Aug 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

June 2024

July 2024

August 2024

Location

Lambeth Palace Library,

15 Lambeth Palace Road, London,
SE1 7JT

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