Adapted from Anna Morrell’s report for the Church in Wales
The Very Rev. June Osborne, Dean of Salisbury for 13 years, has been chosen as the 72nd Bishop of Llandaff, a diocese that serves most of Cardiff, the South Wales Valleys, and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Bishops of the Church in Wales Bishops became responsible for appointing the Bishop of Llandaff when no candidate nominated at the Electoral College in February secured enough votes for election.
The Very Rev. Jeffrey John protested that election, which he said discriminated against him as an openly gay man. Several other parties joined him in the protest, but the church stood by its decision.
A confirmation vote by the Sacred Synod of Church in Wales Bishops is scheduled for July 14 at Brecon Cathedral. Dean Osborne’s consecration is scheduled for July 15, and she will be enthroned at Llandaff Cathedral on July 22.
Image: Portrait of June Osborne by Ash Mills