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The Right Reverend Barbara Harris D.D., S.T.D.
Suffragan Bishop of Massachusetts
Church Episcopal Church
Diocese Diocese of Massachusetts
Elected September 24, 1988
In Office 1989–2003
Successor Gayle Elizabeth Harris
Other posts Assisting Bishop of Washington (2003–2007)
Orders
Ordination September 29, 1979 (deacon)
October 18, 1980 (priest)
Consecration February 12, 1989
by Edmond L. Browning
Personal details
Born (1930-06-12)June 12, 1930
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died March 13, 2020(2020-03-13) (aged 89)
Lincoln, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality American
Denomination Anglican
Parents Walter Harris, Beatrice Waneidah Price
Spouse
Raymond Rollins
(m. 1960; div. 1963)
Education Philadelphia High School for Girls
Alma mater Villanova University

Barbara Clementine Harris (June 12, 1930 – March 13, 2020) was a American bishop of the Episcopal Church. She was the first woman ordained a bishop in the Anglican Communion. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

From 1989 to 2003, she was the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. From 2003 to 2007, Harris was Bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.

In February 2020, Harris was hospitalized for "serious gastrointestinal problems" and had surgery. She died at the hospital on March 13, 2020 in Lincoln, Massachusetts from surgery-related problems, aged 89.

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