Queen’s vicar Rose Hudson-Wilkin to speak to Newham graduates

Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin

Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin - Credit: Archant

The woman tipped to become the first female bishop in the Church of England is to speak to students at a university in Newham.

Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin will give a speech to around 70 new graduate students, family, friends and lecturers at Newham College University Centre’s (NUC) graduation ceremony on Thursday, October 24 at the Marriot Hotel, Royal Victoria Docks.

Rev Hudson-Wilkin became the first female to be appointed Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons in 2010 and Priest Vicar of Westminster Abbey.

David Arnaud, head of NUC, said: “Rose represents a pioneering attitude, training, diversity, achievement, east London and the seat of power all wrapped in one.

“We want the experience of gaining a degree qualification to transform the ambitions of our students. Rose will be a great inspiration to them and be an example of how far you can get.”

Rev Hudson-Wilkin trained in England in 1979 at the missionary organisation, the Church Army and since 1998, she has been the vicar of the United Benefice of Holy Trinity with St Philip, Dalston and All Saints, Haggerston.