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Bishop of Llandaff appointed

Bishop of Llandaff appointed

A new bishop of Llandaff has been appointed. After a controversial end to the last round of selection Dean of Salisbury June Osborne will be the next bishop. Jeffrey John was widely supported for this position but the bishops failed to confirm him.

From The Church in Wales news:

June Osborne, who has served as Dean of Salisbury for the past 13 years, has been chosen as the 72nd Bishop of Llandaff, a diocese which serves most of Cardiff, the South Wales Valleys and the Vale of Glamorgan.

A ground-breaking figure in the Church of England, Dean June was the first female Dean to be appointed to a medieval cathedral, having served as Salisbury Cathedral’s Canon Treasurer for nearly 10 years. She has been active in the national life of the Church of England, serving for many years on General Synod’s Standing Committee, including sitting on the Panel of Chairs.

The announcement was made today (April 27) by the Church in Wales Bishops who became responsible for the Bishop of Llandaff appointment when no candidate nominated at the Electoral College in February secured enough votes for election.


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Paul Burrows

The Dean of St. Alban’s is “Jeffrey John” not Johns.

[Thanks, editor]

Kathy Collins

Is she a Welsh speaker?

Cynthia Katsarelis

Don’t know, but with a Welsh husband, there’s a chance she knows the language.

Paul Powers

It’s possible, but only about 20% of the Welsh population speak the language. My understanding is that there’s an unwritten rule that the Bishop of Bangor should be a Welsh speaker, but there isn’t a similar expectation for the other dioceses.

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