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Three new bishops appointed on same day
Downing Street has confirmed the appointments of three new bishops in the Church of England.
Female clergy have taken the roles in Stepney, Huntington and Shrewsbury.
Ven Dr Joanne Woolway Grenfell, Archdeacon of Portsdown, in the Diocese of Portsmouth is to become the Bishop of Stepney, in the Diocese of London. She takes over from Rt Rev Adrian Newman who stepped down last year.
Rev Canon Dagmar Winter, Rector of St Andrew, Hexham, in the Diocese of Newcastle is to become the Bishop of Huntingdon, in the Diocese of Ely. She takes over from Rt Rev David Thomson who stepped down last year.
Venerable Sarah Bullock, Archdeacon of York in the Diocese of York, to the Suffragan See of Shrewsbury, in the Diocese of Lichfield. She takes over from Rt Rev Mark Rylands, who returned to parish ministry last year.
It's brings the total number of women bishops to 22 four years after Rt Rev Libby Lane was named Bishop of Stockport in the Diocese of Chester.
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