Sunday, November 01, 2015

Female Bishops In UK's House of Lords Will Carry Title "Lord Bishop"

Law & Religion UK reports that last Monday as Rachel Treweek, the most senior female Bishop in the Church of England, was sworn in as a member of the House of Lords, the leader of the House of Lords ruled that she will nevertheless be referred to as "The Lord Bishop." The Church of England and the Crown Office have agreed that all Bishops in the House of Lords will be referred to in this way. Thus last Monday's Hansard refers to her as "Rachel, Lord Bishop of Gloucester." [corrected]