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Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin

Bishop of Dover

Practising Unity in Christ

Bishop Rose will explore how practising unity enables us to become the Body of Christ.


Unity is not simply a noun but is an activity that needs to be worked at and developed.


Using verses from Paul’s letter to the Galatians, Bishop Rose will be particularly investigating this in relation to difference – our aim is unity not uniformity bearing in mind that a house divided against self cannot stand, wondering if this is this what we’re seeing now.

More about Bishop Rose

The Rt Revd Rose Hudson -Wilkin, CD, MBE was ordained deacon in 1991 and ordained to the priesthood in 1994.
After serving as an assistant curate and working in a diocesan role in the Midlands (Lichfield Diocese), she moved south where she served as a priest for sixteen and a half years in Hackney,  North East London.
In 2007 she was appointed as a Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen and in 2010, she became the first female appointed to the position of the 79th Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons.
In that role, she led prayers in the House of Commons daily when the House sat and carried the responsibility for the pastoral care of both members and staff of the Palace of Westminster.
In November 2014, she became the Priest in Charge of the city Church, St Mary-at-Hill near Monument.
She is a member of the General Synod of the Church of England and one of the Panel of Chairs of the Synod.
She has represented the Church of England at the World Council of Churches twice; served as priest representative on the Anglican Consultative Council (an international body) and was a Selection Secretary for the Church of England, helping to select men and women seeking to test their vocation to the ministry.
She does some religious broadcasting and is often Interviewed by the media on a variety of topics. She is a Fellow Emeritus in Public Theology at Virginia Theological Seminary, USA.
In November of 2019 she was consecrated as a Bishop in the Church of England and Installed in Canterbury Cathedral as the Bishop of Dover with the responsibility of looking after the diocese of Canterbury on behalf of the Archbishop of Canterbury. 
In the summer of 2019, she was given the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican Government (in the Rank of Commander) and awarded in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list with an MBE.
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