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Bishop Penny Jamieson, 1990

Bishop Penny Jamieson, 1990

In 1990 Penny Jamieson was consecrated as Bishop of Dunedin, becoming the first woman in the world to head an Anglican diocese. Here she wears robes and a mitre, or bishop's headdress, specially made for this occasion by New Zealand women. Jamieson is also holding a wooden crozier, or symbolic staff, designed and gifted by her former diocese of Wellington.

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Allan K. Davidson, 'Anglican Church - Anglicans in the 20th and 21st centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Allan K. Davidson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2018