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Queen's new chaplain announced

by Ruth Sax
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University of Chichester

Buckingham Palace has announced today the appointment of The Ven Fiona Windsor, Archdeacon of Horsham, as chaplain to the Queen in succession to Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin following her appointment as Bishop of Dover.

The Bishop of Chichester, Dr Martin Warner, welcomed the appointment: "I am delighted that the archdeacon of Horsham, Fiona Windsor, has been appointed as a chaplain to the Queen.  

"This appointment is a timely recognition of the outstanding contribution that Fiona has made to changing the culture of this diocese, in the promotion of ordained women, in care for clergy and their families and dependents, and in the work of the Mission Fund particularly among young people.  

"Fiona has also been involved at a national level in matters of discipline and mission consultation.  

"As we applaud the wonderful news of this appointment, we look forward to the contribution that Fiona will continue to make to our apostolic life in this diocese.  And we think she will look great in the red cassock that is a sign of her new status!"

An Honorary Chaplain to the Queen (QHC) is a member of the clergy within the United Kingdom who, through long and distinguished service, is appointed to minister to the monarch.

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