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The Ven Rachel Treweek has been appointed Bishop of Gloucester, the Church of England's first female diocesan bishop.
She is the third woman to be made a bishop following the Reverend Canon Alison White, the new Bishop of Hull, and the Reverend Libby Lane, the Bishop of Stockport.
The Ven Treweek said: "It is an immense joy and privilege to be appointed as the Bishop of Gloucester. I am surprised and, I have to admit, even a little daunted by the prospect, but my overwhelming feeling is one of excitement to be coming to join with others in sharing the love of Jesus Christ with the people of this diocese."
The Archbishop of York has announced the new Bishop of Hull will be the Reverend Canon Alison White.
The Archdeacon of Cleveland will be the Rev Samantha Rushton.
Wonderful news that HM The Queen has appointed the Revd Canon Alison White as the Bishop Suffragan of the See of Hull@DioceseofYork @c_of_e
As International Women's Day begins, the Church of England's first woman bishop will preach her first sermon today as she is installed in her home diocese.
Libby Lane was consecrated as the eighth Bishop of Stockport at York Minister in January but today's ceremony at Chester Cathedral will mark the formal beginning of her ministry in her diocese.
The Church of England formally adopted legislation last November to allow women to be bishops, following decades of debate. During the service she will be presented with her pastoral staff and be welcomed by the civic and faith communities from across the Diocese of Chester.