Canterbury Cathedral marks 20 years of women priests

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Media captionWomen priests were ordained at Canterbury Cathedral after the General Synod voted in favour two years earlier

A service at Canterbury Cathedral has been held to mark the 20th anniversary of women being ordained as priests.

The Archdeacon of Canterbury, the Venerable Sheila Watson, one of the first women ordained at the cathedral in 1994, presided at the Eucharist.

The service was attended by about 80 women priests.

On 3 May a procession of women priests and their supporters marched from Westminster Abbey to St Paul's Cathedral ahead of a national service.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, told the priests that the Church of England "still had a long way to go".

The Reverend Canon Noelle Hall, Vicar of St Pauls and St Martin's in Canterbury, who was one of those ordained, preached during the service.

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