Libby Lane

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Elizabeth Jane Holden Lane (born 8 December 1966), known as Libby Lane, is an English priest and bishop in the Church of England. She was born in Buckinghamshire.

She studied at the University of Oxford, graduating in 1989. She was ordained as a deacon in 1993, and became a priest the following year. She was one of the first women to be made a priest in the Church of England.

When the Church of England voted to allow women bishops, she became the first woman to be consecrated as a bishop in January 2015.[1] She became the Bishop of Stockport in the Diocese of Chester. In February 2019, she became the Bishop of Derby.[2]

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  1. "First female bishop consecrated". 2015-01-26. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  2. "First female bishop takes new role". 2018-12-18. Retrieved 2019-08-03.