Events to Celebrate the 25 Year Anniversary of Women’s Ordination

There are two events coming up later this month to celebrate the 25 year anniversary since women were first ordained to the priesthood in Southwark Diocese.

The first event is an exhibition of photographs by Jim Grover called ‘Here Am I‘ which documents the stories of 12 female priests from the Diocese of Southwark ordained at different moments during the last 25 years and serving in a variety of contexts (  It opens for 10 days from 22nd May at the Oxo Gallery, free to all.

Secondly, on Saturday on the 25th May there is a wonderful morning of celebration at the Cathedral called ‘Inspired for the Future‘, culminating in a Eucharist at 12.15pm.  Details are here  It is important to note that the Study Morning and Eucharist are not just for women and not just those who are ordained!  Although we will consider women’s voices past, present and global, we will reflect on how the dialogue has opened up for the whole people of God and where we go from here.