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beyond ‘ecclesiastical millinery’ – Mildred Tuker

Feminist theology and scholarship are now widespread.  Yet they still have power both to inspire and unsettle.  How much more so was this true a hundred years or so ago?!  Lacking the substantial range and depth of feminist scholarship now … Continue reading

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the first ordained – Constance Coltman Todd

In recent understandable Anglican excitement about female priests and bishops, it can be forgotten that other Christian traditions had ‘made a track’. Inspiration and lessons can still be learned from them… Constance Coltman (nee Todd) (1889-1969) was one of the … Continue reading

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shaking the Establishment from within – Lady Frances Balfour

Successful social and political movements are typically broad-based, engaging people at all levels of society.  Sometimes, as in the British women’s suffrage struggle,  more militant figures get undue attention.  Yet without patient and persistent work of all kinds there is … Continue reading

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‘Woman Church’ and Hatty Baker

When we think of ‘woman church’ we usually ponder recent Christian feminist endeavours, such as the women church movement, which emerged in the 1980s (se the Chicago Women-Church photo here) and which is still active, especially in Catholic circles.  Yet … Continue reading

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