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Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, CD, MBE becomes an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn

The Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin in her Bishop's cassock
The Right Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, CD, MBE - Bishop of Dover

The Inn is delighted to announce that The Right Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, CD MBE has accepted the Treasurer’s invitation to become an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn.

About Bishop Rose

Rose was born and raised in Jamaica. She was educated at Montego Bay High School for Girls and later completed a BPhil Ed at Birmingham University. She trained with the Church Army and was commissioned in 1982 as an Evangelist; she later trained for ordination at Queens Theological College on their part-time course, ordained deacon in 1991, priested in 1994 and served in the Diocese of Lichfield. For sixteen and a half years she served as a priest in Hackney (Holy Trinity with St Philip, Dalston and All Saints, Haggerston). In 2007 she was appointed as a Chaplain to Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth. In 2010, she became the first female appointed to the position of the 79th Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons. In November 2014, she took on the additional responsibility as Priest in Charge of city Church, St Mary-at-Hill near Monument.

She is a member of the General Synod of the Church of England and is one of the Panel of Chairs of the Synod. She has twice represented the Church of England at the World Council of Churches (in Zimbabwe & Brazil); she served as the priest representative on the Anglican Consultative Council for 9 years. She also served as a Selection Secretary for the Church of England, helping to select men and women seeking to test their vocation to the ministry. She does numerous preaching and speaking engagements nationally (and occasionally overseas). She was a member of the Broadcasting Standards Commission and has wide experience of media engagement including some religious broadcasting.

She is married to Kenneth, a retired prison Chaplain and they have 3 adult children.

In November 2022, Bishop Rose gave the Inn’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Keynote Lecture on ‘Making diversity and inclusion a reality’. You can watch the lecture here.