Reflections on the Resurrection
The theme of our Sunday sermon series this term is ‘Reflections on the Resurrection’. Our guest preachers will explore a dimension of the resurrection.
Why do you look for the living among the dead?
Preacher: The Rt Rev’d Alison White, Bishop of Hull
Alison White was brought up in London before pursuing her love of English literature which she studied as an undergraduate in Durham. She subsequently went on to explore theology both in Durham and Leeds Universities. She was ordained in 1986 and then worked in the Diocese of Durham in parishes, then as Adviser in Local Mission, Director of Mission and Pastoral Studies at Cranmer Hall, and as Director of Ordinands. She was subsequently a member of the national Archbishops’ Springboard Team. Then in the Diocese of Peterborough, where she moved when her husband Frank was made Bishop of Brixworth in 2002, she served as Co-ordinator of Curates’ training and was an honorary Canon of the Cathedral. Alison has served in a variety of roles on national Boards and committees, with a focus on vocation, spirituality and mission. She has worked widely in teaching, spiritual direction, retreats and theological consultancy both nationally and internationally. In 2010 she and Frank moved to the Diocese of Newcastle where Alison served as Priest in Charge of St James’, Riding Mill and Diocesan Adviser in Spirituality and Spiritual Direction. She was concurrently honorary Canon Theologian of Sheffield Cathedral. In 2015 Alison was consecrated as Bishop of Hull, a suffragan see in the Diocese of York. She was the second woman to be ordained to the episcopate in the Church of England.