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First-ever woman Bishop of Stepney is appointed by Church of England’s London Diocese

PUBLISHED: 12:13 07 May 2019 | UPDATED: 13:09 07 May 2019

Bishop-designate Joanne in hard hat rather than a bishop's conical, on visit to St John at Hackney parish church on Friday which is undergoing a massive restoration. Picture: Colin Ross

Bishop-designate Joanne in hard hat rather than a bishop's conical, on visit to St John at Hackney parish church on Friday which is undergoing a massive restoration. Picture: Colin Ross

Colin Ross

The new Bishop of Stepney announced by Downing Street a few minutes ago is the Venerable Dr Joanne Woolway Grenfell, the first woman ever to hold the post.

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