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Honorary OT Becomes First Female Black Bishop

Posted: 1st July 2019

Rose Hudson-Wilkin, a former parent at TC and principle speaker at Prize Giving a few years ago, has become the first black female bishop – she will be the new Bishop of Dover.

The Bishop of Dover holds the additional title of “Bishop in Canterbury” and is empowered to act almost as if she were the diocesan bishop of Canterbury, since the actual diocesan bishop (the Archbishop of Canterbury) is based at Lambeth Palace in London, and thus is frequently away from his diocese, fulfilling national and international duties.

Rose was our host in November 2017 when we held the London Reunion in the Speaker’s State Rooms at Westminster. Rose has also been the Speaker’s Chaplain and also a Chaplain to the Queen.

We believe she will be the first honorary Old Tettenhallian to sit on the bishops’ bench in the House of Lords.

Congratulations on such a groundbreaking achievement.

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