Whitefriars Church of England Primary Academy

A very special visit from the new Bishop

The Church of England has announced its first female bishop in Norfolk after the Queen approved the nomination.

The venerable Dr Jane Steen, who is currently Archdeacon of Southwark in London, will be the next Bishop of Lynn - making her the first female bishop in the county and Year 5 were lucky enough to meet her today just as the news has been publicised. She led an active Collective Worship and the children were very excited to take part.

The new bishop studied at Newnham and Trinity Colleges, Cambridge, and Westcott House theological college, and has been the Archdeacon of Southwark since 2013.

She was previously Canon Chancellor of Southwark Cathedral and Director of Ministerial Education.

Suffragan bishops are usually consecrated in London and York, but this has been altered due to the pandemic and will take place on Wednesday, June 23.