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List of ordained Christian women

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In many denominations of Christianity the ordination of women is a new phenomenon. This is true enough that those so ordained gain some attention. This list deals with that and will include bishops as well, but due to historical differences deaconesses will not be included. In Presbyterianism, Methodism and a few other denominations the ordination of women predates 1900 and is now common enough to be unremarkable. Hence those denominations are not included.

Contents

Anglicanism

  • Joyce M. Bennett - first English woman to be ordained a priest in the Anglican Communion
  • Miriam Byrne - provost in the Scottish Episcopal Church
  • Eleanor Clitheroe-Bell - priest and former businesswoman
  • Barbara Clementine Harris - first woman consecrated as an Anglican bishop
  • Griselda Delgado Del Carpio - first woman to become a bishop in Latin America in Anglican Church of Cuba
  • Kay Goldsworthy - first woman to become a bishop in Anglican Church of Australia
  • Jane Hwang - along with Joyce M. Bennett, first regularly ordained Anglican priests in Hong Kong
  • Penny Jamieson - first woman to become a bishop in Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia; first woman to become a diocesan bishop in the Anglican Communion.
  • Florence Li Tim-Oi- first woman ordained as an Anglican priest
  • Molly McGreevey - former soap opera actress, ordained priest in the Episcopal Church
  • Katharine Jefferts Schori - first woman to become primate of an Anglican church
  • Libby Lane - first woman to become a bishop in Church of England
  • Rachel Treweek - first woman to become a diocesan bishop in Church of England
  • Dame Sarah Mullally - suffragan bishop in Church of England
  • Victoria Matthews - first woman to become a bishop in Anglican Church of Canada; first woman to become a diocesan bishop; first woman to be translated from one diocese (Toronto) to another (Christchurch, New Zealand)
  • Pat Storey - first woman to become a diocesan bishop in Church of Ireland
  • Ellinah Wamukoya - first woman to become a diocesan bishop in Anglican Church of Southern Africa
  • Sarah Macneil - first woman to become a diocesan bishop in Anglican Church of Australia
  • Pushpa Lalitha - first woman to become a diocesan bishop in Church of South India
  • Church of Scotland

  • Mary Levison - first woman to become a minister
  • Lutheranism

  • Elizabeth Platz - first woman ordained in Lutheran Church in America, American Lutheranism
  • Margot Käßmann - bishop in Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Hanover, German Lutheranism (1999-2010)
  • Maria Jepsen - bishop in North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church - first woman to become a Lutheran bishop worldwide Germany (1991-2010)
  • Bärbel Wartenberg-Potter - bishop in North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Germany (2001-2008)
  • Susanne Breit-Keßler - bishop in Germany
  • Rosemarie Köhn - bishop in Church of Norway (1993–2006)
  • Lise-Lotte Rebel - bishop in Church of Denmark (since 1995)
  • Christina Odenberg - bishop in Church of Sweden — (1996-2007)
  • Irja Askola - bishop in Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (since 2010)
  • Marianne Christiansen - bishop in Church of Denmark (since 2013)
  • Antje Jackelén - bishop in Church of Sweden (since 2007)
  • Eva Brunne - bishop in Church of Sweden (since 2009)
  • Sofie Petersen - bishop in Greenland of Church of Denmark (since 1995)
  • Ingeborg Midttømme - bishop in Church of Norway (since 2008)
  • Elizabeth Eaton - bishop in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (since 2013)
  • Solveig Fiske - bishop in Church of Norway (since 2006)
  • Marie C. Jerge - bishop in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (since 2002)
  • Helga Haugland Byfuglien - bishop in Church of Norway (since 2005)
  • Susan Johnson - bishop in Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (since 2007)
  • Tuulikki Koivunen Bylund - bishop in Church of Sweden (since 2009)
  • Wilma Kucharek - bishop in Slovak Zion Synod (since 2002)
  • Caroline Krook - bishop in Church of Sweden (since 1998)
  • Laila Riksaasen Dahl - bishop in Church of Norway (since 2002)
  • Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir - bishop in Church of Iceland (since 2012)
  • Kirsten Fehrs - bishop in Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany (since 2011)
  • Tine Lindhardt - bishop in Church of Denmark (since 2012)
  • United and Uniting Churches

  • Ilse Junkermann - bishop in Evangelical Church in Central Germany (since 2009)
  • Annette Kurschus - bishop (präses) in Evangelical Church of Westphalia (since 2012)
  • Brigitte Boehme - Evangelical Church of Bremen (since 2001)
  • Edda Bosse - Evangelical Church of Bremen (since 2013)
  • Yvette Flunder - minister in United Church of Christ
  • Baptist

  • Regina Claas in Germany de:Bund Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden
  • Methodist

  • Rosemarie Wenner - bishop in Germany
  • Minerva G. Carcaño - bishop in the United States
  • Judith Craig - bishop in the United States
  • Violet L. Fisher - bishop in the United States
  • Carolyn Tyler Guidry - bishop in the United States
  • Janice Riggle Huie - bishop in the United States
  • Leontine T. Kelly - bishop in the United States
  • Marjorie Matthews - bishop in the United States
  • Mary Ann Swenson - bishop in the United States
  • Mary Virginia Taylor - bishop in the United States
  • Karen Oliveto - bishop in the United States
  • Catholic

    Ludmila Javorová - made public in 1995 her claim to have been ordained in 1970 during Communist rule in Czechoslovakia. The ordination of Javorová, although attempted by a bishop in communion with the Pope, was declared to be invalid.

    Several Catholic groups not in communion with the Pope allow women to be ordained.

  • Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger - excommunicated for unlawful ordination
  • Sinéad O'Connor - excommunicated for ordination by Independent Catholic Michael Cox
  • Mary Ramerman - one of the founders of Spiritus Christi
  • References

    List of ordained Christian women Wikipedia


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