Hull’s new female bishop to be consecrated in York Minster today

Published: Friday 3rd July 2015 by KCFM

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Revd Canon Alison White will be the first female bishop in Yorkshire when she’s consecrated today.

The new Bishop of Hull will be consecrated at York Minster this morning.

Reverend Canon Alison White will take up the post, becoming the first woman bishop in Yorkshire.

Archbishop of York, Dr John Semantu, will perform the ceremony, and says:

“I’m delighted to be consecrating and welcoming Alison as the new Bishop of Hull. Alison is a person of real godliness and wisdom. She will have Episcopal responsibility for the City of Hull and the coastline and countryside of the East Riding. She will also be the Ambassador for Urban Life and Faith, Prayers and Mission across the Diocese. These are very exciting times in the Diocese of York. We thank God that Alison has come to us as such a time as this!”

Revd Canon Alison White says:

“I am really excited about coming to this part of the world with all its stories and people. It is such a good time to be part of what is happening in Hull and the East Riding and across the Diocese of York. The great thing about the Church of England is that we are part of the gospel being around in every community, made real in us ordinary people. I want to be part of that and to give confidence that we have something vital to contribute where we live.”

Bishop White will be welcomed to Hull and the East Riding at a special service on Monday at Holy Trinity Church in Hull.

She succeeds the Right Revd Richard Firth, who became Bishop of Hereford in November 2014.

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Published: Friday 3rd July 2015 by KCFM

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