First woman deacon in The Murray
THE first woman to be ordained in the small South Australian diocese of The Murray — the last Australian diocese to accept ordained women — will be ordained deacon tomorrow.
Margaret Holt will be ordained in St John the Baptist Pro-Cathedral, Murray Bridge.
The diocese adopted the 1985 General Synod canon permitting women deacons at a special synod last November, almost 30 years after the 23 dioceses of Australia adopted it.
The Murray is a conservative Anglo-Catholic ...
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