Sunday, 3 August 2014

from St Asaph Cathedral

At the end of August the Diocese of St Asaph will be welcoming the Right Reverend Gayle Harris, a leading bishop from the Episcopal Church of the United States of America.

As part of Bishop Gayle Harris' visit to Wales, Bishop Gregory will be welcoming her to a special Eucharist in St Asaph Cathedral on Sunday, August 31st at 11am, at which he has invited Bishop Harris to preside and preach.

Bishop Gregory extends a warm invitation to clergy and lay people from across the diocese to join him in welcoming Bishop Harris by being present on the occasion which is believed to be the first when a woman bishop will preside and preach in a cathedral in Wales.

The Right Reverend Gayle Harris was ordained as bishop in 2002 and serves as Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of Massachusetts, the second woman bishop to hold this position. Her immediate predecessor, the Right Reverend Barbara Harris (no relation) was the first woman bishop in the Anglican Communion.