King's Nursing Alumna elected Bishop of London

Our congratulations go out to The Right Reverend Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, who was elected the 133rd Bishop of London on 25 January 2018.

A former nurse, Bishop Sarah is a member of the King’s College Council as well as a King's alumna, having trained at Southbank Polytechnic and the Nightingale School of Nursing (now the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care). She held a clinical nursing post at St Thomas’ Hospital early in her career, before going on to become the Chief Nursing Officer for England and being made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2005 for her contribution to nursing and midwifery.

Bishop Sarah was ordained a priest in 2002 and decided to pursue the ministry full-time from 2004. She became Bishop of Crediton, Devon, in 2015, one of the first female bishops to be ordained. As the new Bishop of London she will be the third most senior position in the Church of England.

She says she’s looking forward to coming back to the capital:

‘Having lived and worked in London for over 32 years, the thought of returning here is about returning home.’

We wish Bishop Sarah every success in her new role.