Specials Betting By Graham Sharpe

Hedging Bets on Senior Female Bishops

William Hill make the Dean of Norwich, Jane Hedges their 5/2 favourite to become the first senior female Bishop in the Church of England eligible to take up a seat in the House of Lords, following the appointment of Libby Lane as a junior or suffragan bishop.

TO BE FIRST SENIOR FEMALE C OF E BISHOP....5/2 Jane Hedges; 7/2 Lucy Winkett (Rector of St James's,Piccadilly); 4/1 Vivienne Faull (Dean of York); 5/1 Rose Hudson-Wilkins (Speaker's Chaplain, House of Commons); 6/1 Jane Osborne (Dean of Salisbury); 7/1 Philippa Boardman (Treasurer of St Paul's Cathedral); Rachel Treweek (Archdeacon of Hackney); 14/1 Catherine Ogle (Dean of Birmingham); 16/1 Frances Ward (Dean of St Edmondsbury); Miranda Threlfall-Holmes (Vicar of Belmont & Pittington, Durham).