Prestigious guest delivers Celebration Chapel message
May 7, 2021

This week’s Celebration Chapel message for Rydal Penrhos pupils came from a distinguished guest.

Rydal Penrhos is continuing to provide pupils with Assemblies and Chapels in a virtual format in accordance with current restrictions. This has been a welcome boost to the structure of the school’s provision throughout COVID-19 and is further evidence of keeping things as normal as possible in ever-changing times.

The latest Celebration Chapel to conclude another week on Friday 7 May saw a prestigious guest deliver an important message not only to Rydal Penrhos pupils, but to every Methodist Independent school across the United Kingdom.

The Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin – otherwise known nationally as Bishop Rose – is Bishop of Dover and Bishop in Canterbury. She has oversight for Canterbury Diocese and is one of the leading religious figures in the country.

Other contributions throughout the Celebration Chapel came from Reverend Nick Sissons, the school’s Chaplain, Director of Music Pete Williams and pupils to round off another successful week across all age groups.

Rose was born and raised in Jamaica, educated at Montego Bay High School for Girls and later at Birmingham University.

She served as a priest in Hackney (Holy Trinity with St Philip, Dalston and All Saints, Haggerston) for more than 16 years, before she was appointed as a Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen in 2007.

In 2010, she became the first female appointed to the position of the 79th Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons. Rose took on the additional responsibility as Priest in Charge of city Church, St Mary-at-Hill near Monument in 2014.

Rose has twice represented the Church of England at the World Council of Churches and served as its priest representative on the Anglican Consultative Council for nine years.

She also served as a Selection Secretary for the Church of England, helping to select men and women seeking to test their vocation to the ministry. Rose was also a member of the Broadcasting Standards Commission and has wide experience of media engagement including some religious broadcasting.


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