Who was the first British woman ordained in the Church of England?


On 12th March 1994, thirty two women were ordained into the ministry of the Church of England.

The Bishop of Bristol officiated and ordained the women in alphabetical order and Angela Berners-Wilson was the first. 

After studying theology at university and undertaking training for the ministry, Angela became a deaconess in 1979.

She became a university chaplain in 1984 and was ordained as a deacon three years later before finally becoming a priest in 1994.