First female Bishop offers some timely advice

Bishop Libby Lane visited to speak to Senior School pupils in assembly and to meet with the school’s A-level Religious Studies pupils.

In January 2015, Libby Lane made history when she became the Church of England’s first ever female Bishop.

She spoke to pupils in assembly about their sense of self-worth and the impact of modern society on young people’s self confidence.

Bishop Libby offered pupils ways of dealing with their anxieties and told them that her love of God gave her reassurance every day.

Following the assembly, Bishop Libby was joined by Reverend Leaver and Mr Breffit, who teach Religious Studies, and A Level Religious Studies pupils to discuss theological issues in more depth.

Bishop Libby, who obtained a Theology degree at St Peter’s College, Oxford, studied for ordination at Durham University. She became a Deacon in 1993 and was ordained as a Priest the following year.

In December 2014, it was announced that Libby was to become the Bishop of Stockport, an appointment hailed by then Prime Minister David Cameron as ‘historic’ and ‘an important step forward for the Church of England towards greater equality in its senior positions’.

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