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New Bishop of Llandaff announced as June Osborne

June Osborne will be the new Bishop of Llandaff Credit: Church in Wales

The new Bishop of Llandaff has been announced as June Osborne.

Osborne has served as Dean of Salisbury for the last 13 years and will her appointment will be confirmed on July 14 at a meeting of the Sacred Synod of Church in Wales Bishops in Brecon Cathedral. Dean June will be enthroned at Llandaff Cathedral on July 22.

Dean June has been hailed as 'a ground-breaking figure in the Church of England' by the Church in Wales as she was the first female Dean to be appointed to a medieval cathedral, having served as Salisbury Cathedral’s Canon Treasurer for nearly 10 years.

Welcoming her appointment, the Church’s Senior Bishop, the Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, John Davies, said: "Diocese of Llandaff will find themselves to be richly blessed."

June’s track record admirably demonstrates her passion for Christian ministry modelled on the Gospel imperatives of love, justice, inclusivity and openness. All of these are qualities which I and my fellow bishops warmly support and welcome. She is known as a leader with clear vision, a pastoral heart and a strategic mind, all of which commend the Church to the wider community.

– Dean June

Dean June, said: “It is a very great privilege to be nominated as Bishop of Llandaff, an ancient post with many noble predecessors. It will be something of a homecoming for the family, particularly because my husband is from Cardiff and it is a place we know and love.