|Some of the bishops who are women at the |
Lambeth Conference 2008. Photo By Cynthia Black. I
believe left to right these are: Nedi Rivera, Dena Harrison,
Geralyn Wolf, Cate Waynick and Katharine Jefferts Schori.
- Barbara Clementine Harris, Bishop Suffragan of Massachusetts, 1988 (now retired)
- Jane Holmes Dixon, Bishop Suffragan of Washington, 1992 (now deceased)
- Mary Adelia McLeod, Bishop of Vermont, 1993 (now retired)
- Catherine Roskam, Bishop Suffragan of New York, 1996 (now retired)
- Geralyn Wolf, Bishop of Rhode Island, 1996 (now retired)
- Carolyn Tanner Irish, Bishop of Utah, 1996 (now retired)
- Catherine Waynick, Bishop of Indianapolis, 1997
- Chilton Knudsen, Bishop of Maine, 1998 (now retired)
- Katharine Jefferts Schori, Bishop of Nevada, 2001 (Now Presiding Bishop)
- Carol Gallagher, Bishop Suffragan of Southern Virginia, 2002 (now serving in North Dakota)
- Gayle Elizabeth Harris, Bishop Suffragan of Massachusetts, 2003
- Nedi Rivera, Bishop Suffragan of Olympia, 2005 (now serving the Diocese of Eastern Oregon)
- Dena Harrison, Bishop Suffragan of Texas, 2005
- Laura Ahrens, Bishop Suffragan of Connecticut, 2007
- Mary Grey Reeves, Bishop of El Camino Real, 2007
- Diane Bruce, Bishop Suffragan of Los Angeles, 2010
- Mary Glaspool, Bishop Suffragan of Los Angeles, 2010
- Mariann Budde, Bishop of Washington, 2011
- Susan Goff, Bishop Suffragan of Virginia, 2012
Since the election of Bishop Barbara Harris, these represent 8% of the episcopal elections. That is well below the percentage of priests who are women. I thought the percentage might be better since 2000, but in fact it raises only to 9%. We've come a long way and we have a long way to go.
In the remainder of the Anglican Communion, there are the following numbers:
Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia: 1*
Anglican Church of Canada: 7
Anglican Church of Australia: 3
The Episcopal Church of Cuba: 2
The Church of the Province of Southern Africa: 1
*There have been two bishops in New Zealand who were women, but one of them had been elected and first served in Canada.
That makes 33 all told.in 5 out of the 38 provinces (Cuba is an extra-provincial diocese). In 12 other Provinces women are able to be ordained bishops. The Church of England, sadly is not one of them.
I am happy to be corrected on this information!