First husband and wife bishop team for C of E

The Church of England is to have its first husband and wife bishops, after nominating Alison White to be the next Bishop of Hull.

The bishop-elect7 is married to Bishop Frank White, who is deputy bishop in Newcastle.

In a statement, Bishop-elect Alison White said “you may have noticed that I am married to a bishop”.

“This may seem excessive! You would think that one in a family is more than enough.

“Believe me, this has crossed our minds.”

Bishop-elect Alison White will become the Church’s of England’s second female bishop, following the consecration of Bishop Libby Lane in January.

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