Sarum College wishes to congratulate The Very Revd June Osborne, Dean of Salisbury Cathedral, on her new role as Bishop of Llandaff.
In response to the news, The Revd Canon Dr James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College said:
‘Salisbury Cathedral and Sarum College are friends and neighbours in the Close and we work together across a number of areas of learning and spiritual formation. Our visitors benefit from the life and witness of the Cathedral as we are enriched by the beauty of its architecture and worship.
June has been a friend, supporter and guide to our work over many years of her ministry in the Close. I am particularly indebted to June for her encouragement and wisdom since I arrived in September 2015. She is a person of experience, vision and sound judgement.
The life of the Church of England would be very different today without June’s tireless commitment to women’s ministry and leadership. June is an able teacher and an inspiring communicator.
All at Sarum College wish her well as she moves into new chapter of her ministry as Bishop of Llandaff in the Church In Wales. Her presence will be much missed and we offer our congratulations and prayers.’
Sarum College is an independent and ecumenical centre for Christian study and hospitality with a longstanding collaborative relationship with Salisbury Cathedral. The College was founded in 1995 by a governing body headed by the former dean of Salisbury Cathedral, The Very Revd Hugh Dickinson. Prior to this, it had been an Anglican Theological College, which was founded in 1960 by the then Bishop of Salisbury, Walter Kerr Hamilton. Salisbury Theological College amalgamated with Wells Theological College in the early 1970s; Salisbury and Wells Theological College closed in 1994.
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