First female bishop


Sir, – Having served on select vestries for two decades, I am well aware of how the Church of Ireland works. Therefore it was no surprise that it took 25 years, after the enabling legislation was passed, for the church to appoint its first woman bishop, and the world didn’t end (Home News, September 20th). Well done to the house of bishops. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait 50 years for the next development, a gay bishop. – Yours, etc,


Pope’s Quay, Cork.