Inauguration to be streamed live on video

Published: Monday August 24, 2015

Bishop RachelThe inauguration of Rachel Treweek as the Bishop of Gloucester will be streamed live on the internet.

Anyone unable to be part of the special service at Gloucester Cathedral will be able to watch events as they unfold on a dedicated YouTube channel.

The cathedral will be filled to capacity on the day with more than 1,000 people invited to the service on Saturday 19 September.

But demand for seats has been so high, the occasion will be beamed live through YouTube to let everyone have a chance to watch the historic moment.

The Dean of Gloucester, the Very Revd Stephen Lake, said: “This is an historic moment in the Church of England, when we welcome the first female diocesan bishop as she takes her seat in Gloucester.

“The Church is part of the wider community and it is important that everybody has an opportunity to be a part of what promises to be a remarkable day.”

Every part of the occasion will be live streamed from the Cathedral, letting people watch the event as it happens.

During the service Bishop Rachel will be presented with her pastoral staff and will be placed in her cathedra (or bishop’s chair) by the Archdeacon of Canterbury, the Venerable Sheila Watson, on behalf of the Archbishop of Canterbury. She will also preach her first sermon in Gloucester as the bishop.

The Diocese of Gloucester will announce the link to the website where you will be able to view the service on the morning of the inauguration. Details will be published at

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