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Barbara Harris

American bishop of the Episcopal Church

Died when: 89 years 275 days (1077 months)
Star Sign: Gemini


Barbara Harris

Barbara Clementine Harris (June 12, 1930 – March 13, 2020) was an American bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States.She was the first woman consecrated a bishop in the Anglican Communion.

She was elected suffragan bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, on September 24, 1988, and was consecrated on February 11, 1989.Eight thousand people attended the service, which was held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

She served in the role of suffragan bishop for 13 years, retiring in 2003.

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