The appointment of first woman bishop Rev Libby Lane continues to divide opinion.
But her colleagues say the 48-year-old mother-of-two can handle it - just like she did when she became one of the first women priests 21 years ago.
ITV News Reporter Martha Fairlie reports:
Rev Libby Lane gave a thumbs up today as she was ordained the Church of England's first woman bishop.
The service at York Minster was slightly interrupted by a male protester who shouted: "No, it's not in the bible".
But Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu ignored him and things continued without incident.
The historic service comes months after legislation was changed allowing women bishops.
A rapturous applause came from the congregation of around 2,000 as Rev Lane was officially presented as the Bishop of Stockport.
A man has staged a protest in York Minster during the consecration of the Church of England's first woman bishop, Libby Lane.
The protester interrupted the service shouting: "No. Not in the bible" when the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu asked the congregation if it was their will that Rev Lane was ordained.
The brief protest happened around an hour into the consecration as the congregation of nearly 2,000 people replied "It is", the lone man stepped forward to the altar.
Dr Sentamu followed legal procedures and read out a pre-prepared statement before repeating his original question.
The service continued and Rev Lane was officially ordained as Bishop about 20 minutes later.
The Church of England's first female bishop will be consecrated in a ceremony later today.
The Reverend Libby Lane, 48, will be ordained as the new Bishop of Stockport in a service, conducted by the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu, at York Minister.
It comes months after the General Synod formally adopted legislation allowing women bishops.
Speaking at the time her appointment was announced, the mother-of-two hailed the moment as "significant", adding: "I'm the first, but I won't be the only."
The first-female bishop has returned to her church tonight where her congregation greeted her with cheers and toasted her with champagne.
Libby Lane made Church of England history today by becoming the first woman vicar ever to be made a bishop when she was named the Bishop of Stockport.
ITV News Reporter Ben Chapman reports:
Libby Lane, the newly appointed female bishop, has made her first official community visit since this morning's announcement that she would become the first woman to join the Church of England's leadership.
Lane was pictured helping out with gardening at Crewe's YMCA centre before enjoying a cup of tea after all her hard work.
Earlier today when Lane was announced as the new Bishop of Stockport she said she was "extremely honoured to be nominated" and added that: "This moment is significant, but it is not simply a gesture. I'm the first, but I won't be the only."
The Church of England's first female bishop has said she believes her appointment will open the door to others who are "not currently" in represented in its leadership.
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"This door opening will let through any number of not just women, but all sorts of people who will resource and build up the Church and its leadership who are not at the moment," she said in an interview published by the Church of England.
98.8% of senior clergy (which includes bishops) come from a white ethnic background, according to the most recent Church of England figures.
Last year, the Church of England's House of Bishops had approved plans to allow gay men become appointed bishops if they remained celibate.
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The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is "absolutely delighted" at the appointment of Libby Lane as Bishop of Stockport.
"Her Christ-centred life, calmness and clear determination to serve the Church and the community make her a wonderful choice," he said.
She will be bishop in a diocese that has been outstanding in its development of people, and she will make a major contribution. She and her family will be in my prayers during the initial excitement, and the pressures of moving.
Libby Lane, the Church of England's first female bishop, said the acceptance of women to the role had been a "long time coming".
ITV News Reporter Ben Chapman reports from her unveiling.
Bishop Libby Lane: this change has been a long time coming.
Bishop Libby Lane: I look forward to the day that I will not be the only woman bishop.