Jamaica-born woman is vicar of UK parliament

| 02/07/2010

(Jamaica Gleaner): Jamaica-born Rose Hudson-Wilkin has been appointed vicar of the British Parliament, going against the Church of England’s pick, Canon Andrew Tremlett. Speaker John Bercow picked the Rev Hudson-Wilkin, putting an end to a long tradition of the parallel posts of House of Commons chaplain and rector of St Margaret’s being held by the same person. Hudson-Wilkin, 49, was born and raised in Montego Bay, St James. The Church Army, a Church of England organisation, trained her to be an evangelist and she left for England at 18 to study at the college. In 1994, she became a priest in the West Midlands and was honoured in 2008 by being appointed one of 36 Anglican chaplains to the queen.

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