A new Bishop of Southampton
The Revd Canon Debbie Sellin, the new Bishop of Southampton was ‘translated’ to Episcopal ministry on 3rd July at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Her Installation Service will be in Winchester Cathedral on Sunday 14 July at 3pm in the Evensong service.. This is open to all to celebrate and welcome our new local bishop, full details to come.
Debbie was the Vicar of St John the Baptist, Wonersh with Blackheath in the Diocese of Guildford and is also the Area Dean for the Deanery of Cranleigh. She was ordained 12 years ago after spending time working as a Family and Children’s Worker in a Church of England parish in Guildford, and as a Manager in the NHS. She succeeds the Right Reverend Dr Jonathan Frost who moved on to become the Dean of York in January after over eight years of service as the Bishop of Southampton.
Bishop Debbie said: “I am thrilled and honoured to be nominated as the first woman to be the Bishop of Southampton. It is a real joy to have the opportunity to support the many churches, parish communities and schools in their work to spread the Christian message. I am looking forward to moving to Southampton and getting to know the people of this wonderful city, as well as those across Hampshire and East Dorset.”