Libby Lane

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Elizabeth Jane Holden Lane (born 8 December 1966), known as Libby Lane, is a British priest and bishop in the Church of England.

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.