Comments: Libby Lane

Might it be being broadcast on the BBC News Channel, in which case it wouldn't be listed in the programme schedule?

Posted by Perpetua at Sunday, 25 January 2015 at 10:26pm GMT

Radio Five Live, Peter

Posted by Simon Kershaw at Sunday, 25 January 2015 at 11:14pm GMT

See a twitter from a Ravage Productions saying they are televising it on BBC News Channel from 11am
Perhaps you should check those details

Posted by Malcolm at Sunday, 25 January 2015 at 11:15pm GMT

According to the Diocese of Chester website, 'The Revd Libby Lane will be consecrated as the Church of England’s first woman bishop in a ceremony at York Minster on Monday 26 January, starting at 11am. The event will be filmed by the major British broadcasters and shown on lunchtime news programmes across the various networks, including BBC, Sky News and ITV.'

Posted by Savi Hensman at Monday, 26 January 2015 at 12:04am GMT

Thanks for your link with the interview of bishop-elect Libby Lane. Good to see the enthusiasm of her Diocesan Bishop of Chester. An epic milestone!

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Monday, 26 January 2015 at 7:24am GMT

The Radio 5 Live webpage says "Adrian Chiles presents live from York as the first female Bishop is ordained into the Church of England. Adrian will hear from supporters and opponents and he'll look at the role women have in other major religions."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0505thm

Here are the Ravage Productions tweets; there are two.

https://twitter.com/ravageprod/status/559460329823150080

Posted by Peter Owen at Monday, 26 January 2015 at 8:33am GMT

While this is a joyful day for many, please remember that for some of us it is quite the opposite, and in my case, the day that with great sadness I part company with the Church of England.

Posted by Peter at Monday, 26 January 2015 at 8:57am GMT

"While this is a joyful day for many, please remember that for some of us it is quite the opposite, and in my case, the day that with great sadness I part company with the Church of England." Peter

I thought the varous 'protections' enabled members with your view to remain and 'flourish'. This is a genuine comment and not a sarcastic one.

Posted by Laurence Cunnington at Monday, 26 January 2015 at 12:08pm GMT

Peter at 0857: "... and in my case, the day that with great sadness I part company with the Church of England."

This member of the Church of England, at least, is very sad to see you go. I'm sure that many others are too; but you must follow where your conscience leads. Walk with God, my brother, we will meet again.

Posted by RPNewark at Monday, 26 January 2015 at 12:09pm GMT

As usual with the BBC, they have constant chatter across the event.

Posted by John Roch at Monday, 26 January 2015 at 12:10pm GMT

Prayers for Libby as she starts this new journey in her Christian discipleship.

Posted by Chuchu Nwagu at Monday, 26 January 2015 at 12:31pm GMT

So many empty churches / churches that are closing because of dwindling attendances.
So much time / effort and resources spent on this one issue when there are so many MORE IMPORTANT issues out there.
A "calling" or more interested in "career" progression ?

Posted by pilgrim at Monday, 26 January 2015 at 7:14pm GMT

I note that the ITV post has the sub-heading: 'Profile of Stockport - and the world's - first female Anglican bishop'.

Epic fail on ITV's part! But maybe they don't consider the rest of us in the world to be real Anglicans?

Posted by Tim Chesterton at Monday, 26 January 2015 at 8:37pm GMT

"there are so many MORE IMPORTANT issues out there"

The MORE IMPORTANT issues "you will always have with you", pilgrim.

The Rt Rev Libby Lane---and every other CALLED woman---you will not always have with you. For each and every beloved Imago Dei, there is only NOW. "Look, now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation." 2 Corinthians 6:2

Posted by JCF at Tuesday, 27 January 2015 at 6:12am GMT

Dear Laurence. At least 'Peter' is saved from being hypocritical about his stance regarding the ordination of a woman bishop in the C.of E.

On the other hand, there will soon be an actual bishop ordained into the C. of E. who, though signing up to the polity of the C. of E., will not consider Bishop Libby to be a fellow bishop. now that is really sad. At least, Peter is being true to his real convictions. The current policy, I fear, may make for a two-tiered episcopate.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Tuesday, 27 January 2015 at 9:23am GMT

The chatter was indeed appalling, John (Roche).

Why do they do it ?

Also too many shots of York's back, particularly inappropriate during the Eucharistic Prayer and Elevation of the Host and Chalice.


Posted by Laurie at Tuesday, 27 January 2015 at 1:23pm GMT

Laurie and John Roche,
It's not unique to the BBC. It happens across The Pond as well. Grrr ...
"Why do they do it?"
They pay their talking heads a lot of money. Therefore, they want to get as much mileage (kilometreage?) out of them as they can. Much more important to have the talking head talk about what bishop-to-be Libby Lane is doing, than to simply let the camera and microphone do their work.

Posted by peterpi - Peter Gross at Tuesday, 27 January 2015 at 9:35pm GMT

Re the BBC:
There are now more people who haven't a clue what was going on inside that Minster than those who do, so it made sense for the BBC to talk them through it.

There was also an uninterrupted stream of the whole event online on the BBC website.
The problem was finding it.
I didn't realise until Monday that the BBC often broadcasts whole events live online without talk, if you know how to find them on the BBC News Channel.

But that's not the BBC's fault, that's mine for not having kept up with the internet.

Posted by Erika Baker at Wednesday, 28 January 2015 at 8:35am GMT
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