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York Registrar proud and privileged to read Letters Patent at the consecration of first woman bishop


8BCB5EB9.jpgLionel Lennox, the registrar of the Province of York, was honoured to have taken part in the historic ceremony of the first woman to be consecrated bishop in the Church of England.

During the ceremony, on Monday 26 January, he read Her Majesty The Queen’s Letters Patent when the Reverend Libby Lane was appointed Suffragan Bishop of Stockport in the Diocese of Chester.

Mr Lennox, who is also a director at Yorkshire law firm Lupton Fawcett, has read the Letters Patent in York Minster for the consecration of every bishop of the Church of England ministering in the Province of York since 1987.

Speaking about his role in the ceremony, Mr Lennox said,

“I was immensely proud and privileged to have read The Queen’s Letters Patent and mandate for the unique ceremony which authorised the ordination of the first woman to be consecrated bishop in the Church of England.

“Having been registrar for the Province for 28 years I was so pleased that I was able to play a part on such a memorable occasion.”

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