JAMAICAN ROSE HUDSON-WILKIN BECOMES CHURCH OF ENGLAND’S FIRST BLACK FEMALE BISHOP

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Jamaican-born Reverend Dr Rose Hudson-Wilkin continues to create history in the United Kingdom, the latest being her appointment as the Church of England’s first black female bishop.

According to British media reports, Hudson-Wilkin was introduced as the new bishop of Dover on Friday by Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, who described the appointment as “groundbreaking and historic”.

Hudson-Wilkin, who was born and raised in Montego Bay, first came to wider attention as the first black female to hold the role of Queen’s chaplain.

She was thrust into the international media spotlight last year when she led prayers at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.