Tuesday 7 December 2021
(Open to pupils in Years 11-13 from SSLP schools and members of staff)
The Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin is the Bishop of Dover and the Bishop in Canterbury. She has oversight for Canterbury Diocese which stretches from Maidstone southwards and includes the Weald, Romney Marsh, Ashford, Dover, Thanet, Faversham, Sittingbourne and the Isle of Sheppey. She has four priorities for her ministry in the diocese:
- Bible reading
Rose was born and raised in Jamaica. She was educated at Montego Bay High School for Girls and later 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 her title at St Matthew’s Church, Willenhall Road 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 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 November 2014, she took on the additional responsibility as Priest in Charge of city Church, St Mary-at-Hill near Monument.
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.
Bishop Rose was invited to speak to the SSLP by St Saviour’s & St Olave’s school.
Thinking About… webinars are a joint project between Dulwich College and the SSLP. Students at Dulwich College, at SSLP schools and at other schools with which we both have connections are invited to join weekly guest speakers Thinking About a variety of topics.
Whilst the webinars are aimed at Year 11+ we welcome anyone who is interested in the topic, whether you are a younger or older student, a staff member, a parent or carer or a friend – please join us and ask questions via the Q&A.