The Right Reverend Dame Sarah Mullally, has been appointed the 133rd Bishop of London, with special pastoral oversight for the Two Cities Area, in which the Chapel is located.
Dame Sarah, a former nurse, had a distinguished service in the NHS before ordination, culminating in her appointment as the government’s Chief Nursing Officer for England in 1999, when she was the youngest person to be appointed to the post. She was ordained in 2001 and served her curacy in St Saviour’s Battersea Fields, initially as a self-supporting minister. She left her post as Chief Nursing Officer in 2004 to take up full time ministry becoming a Team Rector in Sutton, Surrey in 2006. In 2012 she was installed as Canon Treasurer at Salisbury Cathedral.
Dame Sarah was consecrated as Bishop in July 2015 as only the fourth Woman Bishop in the church of England and took up her role as Bishop of Crediton in September 2015.
She was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2005 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to nursing and midwifery.
“I have lived and worked for more than 30 years in London, my children went to school in the diocese, and there is a sense that I am returning, which brings great joy,” Bishop Sarah said on the occasion of her appointment.
Bishop Sarah will be installed in St Paul's Cathedral in a Service on 12th May 2018.