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Bishop Libby in Lancashire for Discerning Women Conference

The first woman Bishop, Rt Rev Libby Lane, was in Lancashire on March 18 for a conference organised in conjunction with The Church of England in Lancashire.
Young women aged 16-40 from across the North West attended the 'Discerning Women' Vocations Conference.
It was organised by Rev Canon Fleur Green, the Bishop's Adviser for Women's Ministry in the Diocese of Blackburn, who is also Vicar of St Peter’s Church, Darwen and Rev Cindy Rigney, Vicar of Dolphinholme, Quernmore and Over Wyresdale Parishes in the north of the Diocese.

During the day there was an opportunity to hear a keynote address from Bishop Libby, the Bishop of Stockport, who was the first woman Bishop, and to participate in a Q and A session with her as well. Also attending the conference was Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, the Anglican Bishop of Lancaster.
  • You can listen to coverage of the conference on BBC Radio Lancashire by clicking here. Excerpts at 0h 51m 30s (Rev. Canon Fleur Green); 1h 18m 00s (Bishop Geoff); 2h 21m 30s (Bishop Libby) and 2h 53m 10s (Bishop Geoff again and then various conference attendees).
Rev Cindy Rigney said today: “This conference was a great opportunity for young women from across the region to discern their calling to serve God. We are grateful to Bishop Libby for agreeing to be our keynote speaker.”
‘Discerning Women’ took place on March 18 at St Leonard’s Church in Penwortham. See on Facebook:
Ronnie Semley

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