The transsexual man, who is known as Susan Musgrove, 60, underwent surgery last year and has now been publicly blessed as a woman at St. Andrew’s Church in Northumberland.
The curate of Musgrove's church designed an affirmation liturgy for the service after it received the go-ahead from the bishop of Newcastle.
He saw a "gender specialist" at a gender clinic in Sunderland in 2009 and lived as a woman before having a sex change.
Musgrove says, “I’d needed the stone and wood and ceremony of an Anglican church, particularly my local church, to make my transition feel real. ... As far as I could see, no transgender person had ever formally affirmed their faith before in the Church of England.”
In November last year, it was revealed that Britain’s youngest sex-swap patient decided to reverse the procedure after living as a woman for less than a year.
The 18-year-old, who was formerly known as Brad Cooper, had been having hormone injections to make him look like a woman but decided to revert back to living as a man.