Friday, 3 August 2007

Women lead new Church

When it comes to employing women, the Diocese of Oxford officially beats all comers.

The Furlong Table, published last month, records the number of women clergy in every diocese in the Church of England.

Oxford has moved up 15 places since 2000 to top the table, with about 220 female clergy, out of a total of just over 700.

Senior appointments include the Ven Karen Gorham - recently appointed Archdeacon of Buckingham, and her predecessor, the Ven Sheila Watson, who recently left the diocese to become Archdeacon of Canterbury. Read more

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