Alison Cheek

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Alison Mary Cheek (April 11, 1927 – September 1, 2019) was an Australian-born American religious leader. She was known for being one of the first women ordained in the Episcopal Church and the first woman to publicly celebrate the Eucharist in that denomination.[1] Cheek was born in Adelaide, South Australia.

Cheek died at her home in Brevard, North Carolina on September 1, 2019 at the age of 92.[2]

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  1. Strickland, Pam (16 April 2015). "Two of Philadelphia 11 say it's still a struggle for women in the church". Episcopal News Service. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  2. "RIP: The Rev. Alison Cheek, first female Episcopal priest to celebrate Eucharist, dies at 92". Episcopal News Service. 2019-09-03. Retrieved 2019-09-04.