The Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin was
appointed to the role of Speaker's Chaplain in June 2010
by the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP. She
is the Vicar of the United Benefice of Holy Trinity with St
Philip, Dalston, and All Saints, Haggerston, in the London diocese.
Rose combines this parish role with the position of
Speaker's Chaplain and as Priest Vicar at Westminster Abbey.
Rose was born and grew up in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Commissioned as a Church Army Officer in 1982, her theological
training took place at the West Midlands Ministerial Training
Course at Queens Theological College.
She was ordained Deacon in 1991, and Priest in 1994. In 2007 she
was appointed a chaplain to the Queen, making her one of only
a few who are occasionally invited to officiate and preach
400-year-old Queen's Chapel beside St. James' Palace.
She is a member of the General Synod of the Church of England
and has served as one of the Panel of chairs. During her time on
the Synod she was one of the CofE's delegates to the
World Council of Churches meeting in Zimbabwe & Porto
She has served as Chair of the National Committee for Minority
Ethnic Anglican Concerns (CMEAC) and of the Worldwide Committee of
the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK). She has also
been a member of the Broadcasting Standards Commission (BSC).