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Embracing Women

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Making History in the Church of Ireland
Ginnie Kennerley
176 Pages
ISBN: 9781856076258


The title Embracing Women is inspired by the striking photograph of the author, Canon Ginnie Kennerley, exchanging an embrace with a well-known Catholic priest after her ordination in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. This book traces the story of the development of women’s ordained ministry in the Church of Ireland from 1976 to the present day – a period in which all involved in the issue were aware of Making History in the Church of Ireland. It offers a story both of personal pilgrimage and of ecclesial development, as the author describes her own journey alongside the dialogue of groups and individuals within the church. The Church of Ireland voted to ordain women as priests and, if elected, as bishops back in 1990, two years before the Church of England voted to do so, and nearly two decades after the first Anglican women were ordained in Hong Kong. There were many twists and turns, and a good deal of pain, in the fourteen years it took to move from the church’s decision that there was ‘no theological objection’ to its vote to go ahead with ordinations; but the decision caused no split in the church.

Ginnie Kennerley is a graduate of Oxford and Dublin Universities and the Irish School of Ecumenics. She holds a Doctorate of Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary.

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