Libby Lane makes history becoming first Anglican Bishop

The Bishop of Stockport, the first woman to be given the title in the Church of England, will be consecrated today.

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Full report: Libby Lane becomes first Anglican Bishop

History was made today when the Church of England consecrated its first ever woman bishop - the Reverend Libby Lane, who's the new Bishop of Stockport.

The service at York Minster saw an end to centuries of male leadership in the church.

It didn't go without incident, as one man in the congregation shouted out in opposition. But he failed to prevent the ceremony going ahead.

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