|Bishop of Hull|
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of York|
|In office||July 2015 to present|
|Ordination||1986 (deaconess) |
|Consecration||3 July 2015|
by John Sentamu
|Birth name||Alison Mary Dumbell|
|Born||1956 (age 63–64)|
|Alma mater|| St Aidan's College, Durham University |
Cranmer Hall, Durham
Alison Mary White (née Dumbell; born 1956) is a British Anglican bishop. Since July 2015, she has been the Bishop of Hull, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of York. She is the second woman to be consecrated as a bishop in the Church of England.
White was born in 1956.She studied English at St Aidan's College, Durham University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1978. She later studied at the University of Leeds and graduated with a Master of Arts (MA) degree in 1994.
In 1983, White entered Cranmer Hall, an Anglican theological college attached to St John's College, Durham. She became a deaconess in 1986. She was ordained deacon in 1987 and priest in 1994.She was a non-stipendiary minister in Chester le Street from 1986 to 1989; the Diocese of Durham's Adviser in Local Mission from 1989 to 1993; Director of Pastoral Studies at Cranmer Hall from 1993 to 1998; Director of Ordinands from 1998 to 2000; its Springboard Missioner from 2000 to 2004; and Adult Education Officer for the Diocese of Peterborough from 2005 to 2010.
White was a canon of Peterborough Cathedral from 2009 to 2010. In that year she became the priest-in-charge of St James' Church, Riding Mill, Northumberland, and adviser to the Diocese of Newcastle for spirituality and spiritual direction.
In March 2015, it was announced that White was to become the next Bishop of Hull.On 3 July 2015, she was consecrated as a bishop by John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, during a service at York Minster. She was the second woman to become a bishop in the Church of England; Libby Lane was the first. She was welcomed as Bishop of Hull on 6 July during a service at Holy Trinity Church, Hull.
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