Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin (proxy Dr Peter Gregory)

Rose was born and raised in Jamaica. She was educated at Montego Bay High School for Girls and later at Birmingham University. She trained with the Church Army and was commissioned in 1982 as an Evangelist; she later trained for ordination at Queens Theological College on their part-time course, ordained deacon in 1991, priested in 1994 and served her title at St Matthewʼs Church, Willenhall Road in the Diocese of Lichfield. For sixteen and a half years she served as a priest in Hackney (Holy Trinity with St Philip, Dalston and All Saints, Haggerston). In 2007 she was appointed as a Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen and in 2010, she became the 79th Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, the first woman appointed to that position. In November 2014, she took on the additional responsibility as Priest in Charge of city Church, St Mary-at-Hill near Monument.

She has previously served as a member of the General Synod of the Church of England and also as one of the Panel of Chairs of the Synod. She has twice represented the Church of England at the World Council of Churches (in Zimbabwe & Brazil); she served as its priest representative on the

Anglican Consultative Council for 9 years. She also served as a Selection Secretary for the Church of England, helping to select men and women seeking to test their vocation to the ministry. She does numerous preaching and speaking engagements nationally (and occasionally overseas).

She was a member of the Broadcasting Standards Commission and has wide experience of media engagement, including some religious broadcasting.

Rose is married to Kenneth, a prison Chaplain and they have 3 adult children.

Dr John Moss

John Moss has a first class honours degree in English from the University of Oxford where he also completed his doctorate and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

He taught secondary English and Drama for ten years in schools in Oxford and Brighton, finishing his time in school as a Senior Teacher.

He joined Canterbury Christ Church University in 1992 as a Senior Lecturer, teaching courses in English and Education. He became Head of Secondary Education and later Head of Postgraduate Initial Teacher Education before being appointed Dean of Education in 2008, a post which he held for ten years.

The Faculty of Education, which he led, provides a wide range of programmes in teacher education, continuing professional development and the disciplines of education. John promoted innovation in the Faculty's work including its involvement in projects such as Teach First.

John has extensive experience of school and academy trust governance. He is currently Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education for the Canterbury Diocese and is therefore a member for Aquila.

Dr Lynnette Turner

Dr Turner  joined Christ Church in April 2019, after 10 years at Edge Hill University, first as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and then as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Education.

Previous to this, she was Assistant Undergraduate Dean and Director the Combined Honours Centre at Newcastle University and before this Head of the Department of English at Oxford Brookes University.Her research interests are historical anthropology, and ethnographic and postcolonial methodologies.

In her role at CCCU she is responsible for the achievement of the Strategic Framework’s objectives within the Faculty of Education, and (as Interim Dean) in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Dr Turner is also Chair of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Professor Robert Bowie

Bob Bowie (PhD) is Director of the National Institute of Christian Education (, a research centre at Canterbury Christ Church University that investigates all aspects of Christian Education in including schooling, Christian universities, religious education and faith development. He was Chair of the Association of University Lecturers in Religion and Education until 2018. He is on the boards of several journals including the British Journal of Religious Education, the Journal of Beliefs and Values and is an editor for the International Journal of Christianity and Education. His own research areas are around religious and human rights education, with a current specific focus on teaching texts in RE classrooms, but he has also written recently on tolerance of religions and morality in values education policy. He supports the Christianity and Education Ed D programme at Canterbury.