Mullally will succeed Richard Chartres to turn out to be the 133rd particular person to carry the position which falls beneath solely the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York within the church’s hierarchy.
“It’s a nice honour to be nominated,” Mullally, 55, who’s married with two kids, stated in an announcement. “Having lived and labored in London for over 32 years, the considered returning right here is about returning residence.”
She can be formally put in because the bishop at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral within the new 12 months.
Mullally was the previous Chief Nursing Officer for England, the youngest particular person to be appointed to that put up, earlier than she was ordained in 2001. She turned Bishop of Crediton in southwest England in 2015.
The Church of England allowed ladies to turn out to be clergymen in 1994 however solely appointed its first feminine bishop in 2014, ending years of efforts by modernizers to beat opposition from traditionalists.
At try to usher in ladies bishops failed in 2012 when traditionalist lay members defeated the transfer in a vote within the Common Synod, the Church’s governing physique. New proposals which gained wider acceptance have been accepted the next 12 months.
The worldwide Anglican group stays deeply break up over the problem of girls clergy. Girls function bishops in america, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, however Anglican church buildings in some growing nations, significantly in Africa, nonetheless don’t ordain ladies as clergymen.
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