Comments: New Dean of Southwell announced

Why do the press keep stating new 'female Dean' new 'Female Bishop'
Surely the are all equal now

Posted by Malcolm at Tuesday, 5 April 2016 at 9:31am BST

Wycliffe Hall seems to be the new preferred bidder I note

Posted by Paul at Tuesday, 5 April 2016 at 2:55pm BST

The female Deans are beginning to catch up with the female Bishops 6 as opposed to 10 (2 Diocesans and 8 Suffragans). York, Salisbury, Birmingham, Guildford, Bury St. Edmunds and now Southwell .

Posted by Father David at Tuesday, 5 April 2016 at 5:53pm BST

Nicola is the third successive serving Archdeacon to be appointed Dean of Southwell, following John Guille (Archdeacon of Winchester) and David Leaning (Archdeacon of Newark).

Posted by Simon W at Tuesday, 5 April 2016 at 9:11pm BST

Fr David don't forget Norwich, for 7. But of course, that's 7 female Deans to 41 male Deans with 2 vacancies, compared to 10 female Bishops to 101 male Bishops with 3 vacancies (I think!), so proportionally, the Deans are doing better.

In the meantime, great to see the secular press using English correctly to talk of female Deans instead of the ecclesiastical circles which continue to insist on using "women" as an adjective and never talking in parallel of "men bishops".

Posted by Peter S at Tuesday, 5 April 2016 at 11:03pm BST
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