How the Church views a woman’s place in society

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The Venerable Dr Christopher Cunliffe, Archdeacon of Derby; the Rt Revd Jan McFarlane, Bishop of Repton; the Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby; the Venerable Carol Coslett, Archdeacon of Chesterfield and the Very Revd Stephen Hance, Dean of Derby. Photograph taken at the Collation and Commissioning Service for the eighth Archdeacon of Chesterfield at the parish church of Chesterfield, St Mary and All Saints, March 10, 2018. Photo by Diocese of Derby (CC BY 2.0)

Historically men have been the figureheads of our religious institutions but it has been women who have played a fundamental role in establishing and sustaining them. How has religion shaped the way we think about gender? Is it time for a more expansive vision for women from within the church? 



Andrea Brody