Law Professor plays a role in historical church appointment
3 August 2017
Professor of Law, Norman Doe recently played a part in the consecration of the first female Bishop of Llandaff.
On 15 July 2017, Brecon Cathedral hosted the consecration of the Very Reverend June Osborne as the 72nd Bishop of Llandaff. Professor Doe, who is also Chancellor of the Diocese of Bangor where he is presiding judge of its Consistory Court, served as the Proctor. The Proctor’s function is to assure the Synod publicly that the bishop-designate fulfils the requirements of the Canon Law of the Church in Wales necessary to assume the office of Bishop of Llandaff.
Former Dean of Salisbury, June Osborne is the first woman to hold this office in the history of the Diocese of Llandaff. The consecration was preceded by a Sacred Synod at which the Bishops of the Church in Wales confirmed the appointment. The Synod took place at Brecon Cathedral on Friday 14 July.