Nicholas Hudson, who became rector of the Sacred Heart Church in Wimbledon only last January, is to an Auxiliary Bishop in Westminster.
The surprise announcement came from Rome this morning. Until last year Fr Hudson was Rector of the English College in Rome.
The new bishop grew up in Wimbledon and was delighted to have been appointed rector of the parish not only of his parents and own childhood but where he was ordained. He will find the sudden call to leave Wimbledon for Westminster difficult.
Nick Hudson’s episcopal ordination is at Westminster Cathedral on Wednesday 4 June at 11am. This is the same day as the State Opening of Parliament.