History will be made today when the Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, becomes the first female bishop to sit in the House of Lords.
She will be introduced today at 2.30pm and the moment will be broadcast on Parliament TV. You can watch this historic moment live at http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/d2940d3c-9a8e-4348-939f-7bb6dff6d398
Together with the other spiritual peers, she will take up the Church of England’s responsibility to contribute a Christian voice to our legislative process.
Bishop Rachel said: “I am looking forward to joining the Lords Spiritual and playing an active role in parliament. Through the parish system, which covers every part of England, the Church of England has a detailed understanding of what is important to people’s lives, and where transformation is most needed. This is the voice I seek to bring to the House, together with the wisdom and transformation which only comes from the Good News of Jesus Christ.”