List of ordained Christian women

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In many denominations of Christianity the ordination of women is a new phenomenon. This is true enough that those so ordained gain some attention. This list deals with that and will include bishops as well, but due to historical differences deaconesses will not be included. In Presbyterianism, Methodism and a few other denominations the ordination of women predates 1900 and is now common enough to be unremarkable. Hence those denominations are not included.


Church of Scotland[edit]


United and Uniting Churches[edit]




Ludmila Javorová - made public in 1995 her claim to have been ordained in 1970 during Communist rule in Czechoslovakia. The ordination of Javorová, although attempted by a bishop in communion with the Pope, was declared to be invalid.

Several Catholic groups not in communion with the Pope allow women to be ordained.


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