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The Reverend Andrew Tremlett appointed Canon of Westminster

Thursday, 1st July 2010

The Reverend Andrew Tremlett appointed Canon of Westminster

It is announced today from 10 Downing Street that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of The Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Canon of Bristol Cathedral, as a Canon of Westminster in succession to The Reverend Canon Robert Wright, who will be leaving the Abbey in September.

Andrew Tremlett, who is 46, was Curate of Torquay, St Matthias, St Mark and Holy Trinity in the diocese of Exeter, from 1989 to 1992. From 1992 to 1994 he was Chaplain to the Mission to Seafarers, and Assistant Chaplain in Rotterdam, in the diocese of Europe, and from 1994 to 1995 he was Chaplain. From 1995 to 1998 he was Team Vicar at Fareham Holy Trinity in Portsmouth diocese. From 1998 to 2003 he was the Bishop of Portsmouth’s Domestic Chaplain, and from 2003 to 2008 Vicar of Goring-by-Sea in Chichester diocese. Since 2008 he has been Canon Residentiary at Bristol Cathedral, responsible for the Fabric and the Cathedral’s development plan. From June 2009 to May 2010 he was Acting Dean of Bristol. 

He is married to Ali and they have two sons and a daughter.

The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, said:

We are delighted at the appointment of Andrew Tremlett as a Canon of Westminster and look forward to welcoming him and his family to the Abbey. The Dean & Chapter will appoint him Rector of St Margaret’s Church within the Abbey precincts. An announcement about the appointment of a new Sub Dean will be made in due course.

Meanwhile The Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP, has appointed the Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin as the new Speaker’s Chaplain.

Ms Hudson-Wilkin is currently Vicar of the United Benefice of Holy Trinity with St Philip, Dalston, and All Saints, Haggerston, in the London diocese. She will combine this role with the position of Speaker’s Chaplain. She is also an honorary Chaplain to HM The Queen. The post of Speaker’s Chaplain, which dates from 1660, has for most of its history been combined with another ministerial post away from Westminster. The Dean of Westminster will also appoint her as a Priest Vicar of the Abbey.

Dr Hall said:

Rose Hudson-Wilkin will be very welcome as a member of the Abbey community and to worship in St Margaret’s Church and in the Abbey.  Together the appointments of Andrew Tremlett and Rose Hudson-Wilkin will greatly enhance the Church’s ministry to the Palace of Westminster.

The Chapel of St Mary Undercroft at the Palace of Westminster will remain under the jurisdiction of the Dean of Westminster as Ordinary.

I feel very privileged to work here. I take so much pride in working for a beautiful place like the Abbey, it’s unique.

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