The first black woman to become a Church of England bishop has been consecrated at St Paul’s Cathedral.
The Rev Dr Rose Hudson-Wilkin was consecrated as the Bishop of Dover during the ceremony in London.
Dr Hudson-Wilkin said: “I’m excited, I’ve got lots of new people to meet, to get to know, and that fills me with joy.”
The former chaplain to the speaker of the house succeeds the Rt Revd Trevor Willmott who retired in May.
Dr Hudson-Wilkin was 14 when she joined the ministry and said she never thought becoming a bishop would be possible. More