Scottish Episcopal Church makes history as it consecrates first female Bishop
The Scottish Episcopal Church will celebrate a significant and historic event tomorrow as it consecrates its first female Bishop. The Rev Canon Anne Dyer will be consecrated Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney at a special service in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen on Thursday 1 March. Following her consecration Canon Anne Dyer will become the Rt Rev Anne Dyer, Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney.
The consecration service will be attended by around 500 people including people from churches across the diocese – both mainland and island - and from the wider church as well as from other churches and faith communities across the UK and from the Episcopal Church (US). Joining them will be representatives from civic, political, business and education interests across the city and beyond.
The Most Rev Mark Strange, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church says “I am delighted that despite the weather conditions and travel difficulties, the Cathedral was full of people who simply rejoiced in response to the words “greet your new bishop” with thunderous applause. It was for many of us a moment of spirited joy.”