English women priest elected co-bishop in New Zealand: Anglican Ink, September 10, 2013 September 12, 2013Posted by geoconger in Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand & Polynesia, Anglican Ink, Women Priests.
Tags: Diocese of Waikato, Helen-Ann Hartley
New Zealand has elected the first female priest of the Church of England to the episcopate. On 7 Sept 2013 the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki elected the Rev. Dr. Helen-Ann Hartley (40) to be Bishop of Waikato.
Bishop-elect Hartley will join the Rt. Rev. Victoria Matthews, Bishop of Christchurch, as one of two women bishops in New Zealand, and the province’s third female bishop. In 1990 the Rt. Rev. Penelope Jamieson became the Communion’s first female bishop when she was elected Bishop of Dunedin, New Zealand.
Born in Edinburgh and reared in Northeast England, at the time of her election, Dr. Hartley served as dean of students at St John’s College in Auckland. Ordained in 2005 in the Diocese of Oxford, she served her curacy as part of a rural team ministry before being appointed Director of Biblical Studies and lecturer in New Testament at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. In 2010, Dr. Hartley and her husband, a church musician, moved to St John’s College to conduct research and she was appointed dean in 2013.
Read it all at Anglican Ink.