More than 1,500 people are expected to attend a service at Chester Cathedral today (Sunday, March 8) to install the UK's first woman bishop.
The Rt Rev Libby Lane, 48, will preach her first sermon in the solemn service which begins at 3.30pm.
She was consecrated as the eighth Bishop of Stockport, part of the Chester Diocese, at York Minster in January.
During the service she will be presented with her pastoral staff and welcomed by the civic and faith communities from across the diocese.
Expected to be in attendance are Lord Mayor of Chester Bob Rudd, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs and High Sheriff of Cheshire Susan Sellars.
The Very Rev Prof Gordon McPhate, the Dean of Chester, said: "We are honoured to welcome the Bishop of Stockport and her supporters to this installation service at the cathedral.
"The service will mark a day of worship and celebration - for men and women alike - as a new chapter is created in the Church of England.”