In Pictures: London's Female Priests

In Pictures: London's Female Priests
Midweek Eucharist, St Stephen’s Church, Croydon with the Revd Canon Joyce Forbes

Women have been accepted into the priesthood by the Church of England for 25 years. To mark the anniversary, photographer Jim Grover captured images of 12 women priests in Southwark Diocese — at work in their churches and out in the community.

These images form the exhibition Here Am I, at Oxo Gallery for a short run from the end of May.

"Caring as much as I can". Parishioner's home, Hurst Green, Surrey. Revd Professor Mary Seller
"He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted" - Isaiah. Revd Helen Harknett at Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton
"If they are having a really bad time, they want their mum… female chaplains find that an open door" - Revd Susie Simpson at HM Prison Isis, Greenwich
"I find baptism deeply moving" - Revd Mae Christie at All Saint’s Church, Tooting
"It was the Eucharist that brought me to the Church of England" - Revd Rosemary Shaw, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill
"Tetelestai - it is completed" Closing sermon words: first Southwark women’s ordination. 21 May, 1994
"Priests are priests" - Revd Helen Harknett, St John the Divine, Kennington
Revd Dorothy Penniecooke at Minnie Kidd House (NHS care home), South Clapham
"Community lies at the core of faith" - Revd Yunghee Koh, St Mary’s Church Vicarage, Wimbledon
Revd Susie Simpson at HM Prison Isis, Greenwich
"The greatest gift I have been given" -Revd Steph Nadarajah, Christ Church at St Philip, Worcester Park, south west London
Revd Dorothy Penniecooke in service, Ascension Church, Balham
Revd Mae Christie, Tooting

All images © Jim Grover. Here Am I, is at Oxo Gallery on the South Bank, from 22 May-2 June 2019. Entry is free.

Last Updated 01 May 2019