Rose Hudson-Wilkin

Rose 1Rose was born and raised in Montego Bay. She was ordained deacon in 1991 and ordained to the priesthood in 1994. She presently serves as a priest 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 her new role she leads the prayers in the House of Commons daily when the House is sitting and carries the responsibility for the pastoral care of both members and staff of the Palace of Westminster.
She has previously served as a member of the General Synod of the Church of England and also as one of the Panel of Chairs of the Synod. She has twice represented the Church of England at the World Council of Churches and is also one of its representatives on the Anglican Consultative Council. As a Selection Secretary for the Church of England, she has helped to select men and women seeking to test their vocation to the ministry. She is often called on to preach in the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge; She does numerous speaking engagements nationally (and occasionally overseas). She does some religious broadcasting and is often called upon for interviews by the media.