There was a moment of history on Yorkshire soil today as the Church of England's first female bishop was consecrated.
However, the ceremony at York Minster was disrupted by a lone protestor opposed to the high-profile roles women are now occupying in the once all-male dominated Anglican church.
The protest highlighted continuing divisions within the church. But its leaders said tonight that more women will follow in the footsteps of the Reverend Libby Lane who today became the Bishop of Stockport.
David Hirst reports: