Three quarters of the current women priests and deacons in the Anglican Church of Mexico have held a gathering to celebrate the ministry of ordained women in the Province. It brought together 18 out of the Province’s 25 ordained women for their first such meeting. It took place in the city of Cuernavaca in the state of Morelos and consisted of prayer, education sessions, fellowship and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
Special guests included the Rt. Revd Griselda Delgado, Bishop of Cuba and first female diocesan bishop in Latin America and the Revd Glenda McQueen, Episcopal Church Staff Officer for Latin American and the Caribbean.
A spokeswoman, Revd Sally Hernandez said: “The presence of our guests gave us the opportunity to hear about the experiences of ordained women in other parts of the Anglican Communion. We thank God for this opportunity and for all the moments that we were able to share our personal experiences of life and ministry. It was truly an event full of joy, hope, learning and spiritual growth. The programme was truly good, thanks to our shared theological reflection, personal and ministry experiences, and of our own spiritual journeys.”
Revd Sally added: “We thank the Primate of the Anglican Church of Mexico, The Most Revd Francisco Moreno and all our Bishops, for their continuing support to ordained women in our Province. We also thank all donors who made this experience possible, and also those who kept us in their prayers and expressed their good wishes to us on the occasion of this first gathering of ordained women of the Anglican Church of Mexico.”