Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin


The Queen has approved the appointment of the Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, as the next Bishop of Dover.


Rose will succeed the Rt Revd Trevor Willmott who retired from the role in May this year. She will be consecrated in a service at St Paul’s Cathedral on 19 November and installed at Canterbury Cathedral on 30 November.


Rev. John Richardson

Following his move from Holy Trinity Margate in 2016, John became Assistant Priest of The Benefice of Romney Marsh.

He has been a priest in the Church of England since 1975 and during that time has served for over forty years as a school governor in primary, junior, secondary, grammar and independent schools across the dioceses of Southwell, Salisbury, Bath and Wells, Bradford and Canterbury separately as a foundation and local authority governor. He made his maiden speech in the General Synod of the Church of England in 2000 in response to the changing culture of Faith Schools particularly in inner city inter faith communities. He chaired one of the first Academies in the UK in Bradford in the late 1990s and consequently was the keynote speaker at the national Head Teachers Conference in Torquay in 2000.As a member of the Archbishop's Council in Canterbury Diocese John joined the Diocesan Board of Education in 2013, and from 2014 was appointed as a Trustee and a Member as the first Chair of Aquila. He also is the Vice Chair of DCACL, the Diocese of Canterbury's Academy Sponsoring Body. He is also Chairman of the Outstanding CQC Mildmay NHS Specialist HIV Aids Hospital in London with sister projects in Kampala in Uganda and Kisumu in Kenya. They work with over 300,000 patients per annum. He is married to Sue who is recently  retired after 43 years teaching of special needs teaching in multi deprived areas.  She continues to be a Family Magistrate and School Governor. They have three children and eleven grandchildren.

Mr Julian Hills

Julian is currently the Diocesan Secretary at Diocese of Canterbury. 

Julian has spent nearly 20 years of his career working in various financial positions with the pharmaceutical form Pfizer at its base in Sandwich. During that time he was in charge of the pharmaceutical business finance team whilst turnover grew from £30m to nearly £1bn and the company became the number 1 pharmaceutical company by sales in the world. In 2002 however Julian’s career changed tack and he answered God’s call to take charge of the finances of the Diocesan of Canterbury. Julian recalls that the change from a commercial environment to a faith based one was about as big as it gets. After nearly 5 years Julian thought that he would return to the commercial financial world but God had other ideas. Instead he was appointed Diocesan Secretary in 2007 - a role which heads up the administrative operation of the diocese with a round 60 employees and a turnover of over £10m. Julian says that the past 11 years have seen some great challenges but he has always found it a great privilege to be serving God in such a way. Julian lives in Margate with his wife Hilary - a retired teacher who enjoyed special responsibilities for RE. She is now an Assistant Chaplain at The Living Well - a centre for Healing and Wholeness in Nonington. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Dr John Moss

John is the former Dean of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. As Chair of the DBE he is a member for Aquila.