The Queen has approved the nomination of the Rt. Rev. Sarah Elisabeth Mullally, Suffragan Bishop of Crediton in the Diocese of Exeter for election as Bishop of London.

Bishop Mullally, 55, studied first at South Bank University for her BSc, followed by a MSc and then at Heythrop College, University of London, where she completed her MA. She was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2005 for her contribution to nursing and midwifery.

Before her ordination, she was Chief Nursing Officer in the Department of Health. She trained for ministry at the South East Institute for Theologian Education and served her first curacy at Battersea Fields in the Diocese of Southwark from 2001 to 2006.

From 2006 to 2012 she was Team Rector at Sutton. From 2012 to 2015 she was Canon Residentiary And Canon Treasurer at Salisbury Cathedral before becoming a bishop.

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The bishop and her husband, Eamonn, have two children. She has continued her interest in health service as a non-executive director at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and then at Salisbury NHS Foundation Hospital. She is a member of Council at King’s College London University. She is a novice potter.

Adapted from the Prime Minister’s Office

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