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Bishop of Gloucester to become first female bishop in House of Lords

Bishop Treweek became the first female Bishop in July. Credit: ITV News

The Bishop of Gloucester will become the first female Bishop to take a seat in the House of Lords.

A formal ceremony will be held today to introduce Rachel Treweek to parliament. She will be supported by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Bishop Treweek became the first female Bishop in July.

Gloucestershire welcomes its first woman bishop

Rachel Treweek will be Gloucestershire's first woman bishop. Credit: ITV West Country

Rachel Treweek will become Gloucestershire's first woman bishop when she is consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury today.

She will take on the most senior role of all female bishops and becomes the first woman in the Church of England to be consecrated as a diocesan bishop.

Hundreds of well wishers are expected to make the journey from Gloucestershire.

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