Given the strategic importance of this appointment, Jayne was asked to comment both before and after the announcement of Rt Revd Sarah Mullally as the 133rd Bishop of London.
Jayne gave the following reaction to the excellent news:
“I am absolutely delighted with this extraordinarily brave, courageous and well-deserved appointment. Bishop Sarah is well used to holding senior roles within large institutions – as a former Chief Nurse for the NHS she has shown a life dedicated to service, compassion and care for all. Her appointment will ensure that the Church takes seriously its commitment to learning from medicine and science, particularly in the areas of human sexuality and gender, where we have often been so ignorant. This is not just good news for the people of London, but very good news for us all.”
Newsnight interview (at 26mins) with Bishop Rod Thomas on the day of the announcement, December 18th 2017
Divisions exposed as Sarah Mullally is first woman named as Bishop of London – The Times, December 19th 2017
Sarah Mullally appointed Bishop of London – The Guardian, December 18th 2017
Favorite for the new Bishop of London backed church thanksgiving services for same-sex couples – Christian Today, December 15th 2017