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National Association of Diocesan Advisers in Women’s Ministry


NADWAM Annual Conference 7th-9th May 2019

December 19, 2018

Booking opens in January for our next annual conference, 7th-9th May 2019 at High Leigh. Elaine Storkey will be with us for two of the three days, looking at women’s experience from a global perspective. There will also be sessions on bullying and harrassment, women’s health and ministry, live issues in the Dioceses, and input […]


Next Bishop of London will be The Rt Revd Sarah Mullally DBE

December 18, 2017

The next Bishop of London will be the Rt Revd Sarah Mullally DBE, currently Bishop of Crediton, 10 Downing Street has announced today. Bishop Sarah will succeed the Rt Revd and Right Hon Richard Chartres KCVO, who retired as Bishop of London earlier this year. She will be installed as the 133rd Bishop of London […]


National Executive Annual Report May 2016-2017

June 3, 2017

Unless you never look at the news or have been living in an enclosed monastery until today you will probably be sick to the back teeth of American, French and British politics at this stage. But apart from that, most disturbing of all amongst this politicking is the talk of ‘fake news’, as if we […]


Celebration of Women’s Ministry Worcester Cathedral 4.00pm 11 June

June 3, 2017

This is a very special year of anniversaries for women’s ministry, most notably 50 years since female Readers were appointed, 30 years since women deacons were appointed and 25 years since the vote was taken for women’s ordination to the priesthood. The Diocese of Worcester is celebrating and giving thanks for all forms of women’s […]


Annual Conference 2018

May 13, 2017

The next  NADAWM Annual Conference will take place on 15th and 16th May 2018 at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham.  Watch this space for further details.  Bookings for the 40 reserved spaces will open at the end of 2017.


2017 – An Abundance of Anniversaries for Women

April 2, 2017

50 years since female lay readers were appointed 30 years since women deacons were ordained in the CofE 100 years since Maude Royden became assistant preacher at the City Temple in London, being thus the first woman to occupy this office. 100 years since Constance Coltman became the first women minister ordained in the UK […]


NADAWM Conference 2017

February 25, 2017

Representatives from all over the UK met together for 48 hours at Swanwick for the annual NADAWM Conference which this year was entitled ‘Come and See’. Highlights included sessions by the conference Chaplain, Ven Jennifer McKenzie, Archdeacon of Wigan and West Lancashire (below);  an animated bible study led by Revd Ally Barrett, painter of the picture […]


May 2016 and 8 Women Bishops consecrated with 2 more next month!

May 16, 2016

Libby Lane, Bishop of Stockport consecrated 26 January 2015 Alison White, Bishop of Hull consecrated 3 July 2015 Sarah Mullaly, Bishop of Crediton consecrated 22 July 2015 Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester consecrated 22 July 2015 Anne Hollinghurst, Bishop of Aston consecrated 29 September 2015 Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton consecrated 29 September 2015 Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle 30 November 2015 Karen Gorham Bishop of Sherborne 24 February 2016 Jan […]


First Woman Bishop consecrated on 26th January 2015 at York Minster!

December 17, 2014

INTRODUCING THE RIGHT REVEREND LIBBY LANE Libby, Vice Chair of NADAWM for the Northern Province, was ordained a deacon in 1993 and a priest in 1994, serving her curacy in Blackburn, Lancashire. She became Vicar of Hale and Ashley in 2007. Since 2010 she has also held the role of Dean of Women in Ministry for […]


Participating Observers in the House of Bishops

May 8, 2014

In December 2013, the House of Bishops of the Church of England welcomed eight women as Participating Observers, following their election from regions across the country. Two of these women, Jane Tillier (Lichfield) and Libby Lane (Chester), are serving Deans of Women in Ministry.   These roles arose when in February 2013 the House decided […]