Lorraine interviews Bishop Cherry Vann, the Bishop of Monmouth and asks her about how she found her calling and whether the Church can do more to broaden its appeal.
About Bishop Cherry Vann:
Originally from Leicestershire, Cherry Vann was consecrated as Bishop of Monmouth in January 2020. Prior to that, she served as Archdeacon of Rochdale, in the Diocese of Manchester, for 11 years.
Bishop Cherry trained for ministry at Westcott House, Cambridge, and was ordained as a deacon in 1989. Among the first women to be ordained as a priest in the Church of England in 1994, she served in the Diocese of Manchester. After her curacy in Flixton, she became Chaplain to the Colleges of Further and Higher Education in Bolton and was part of the ministerial team at Bolton Parish Church. She went on to become Chaplain to the Deaf Community in Manchester and Team Vicar in Farnworth and Kearsley. She then exercised ministries as Team Rector and Area Dean before becoming Archdeacon across Ashton, Oldham and Rochdale. She was also an honorary canon of Manchester Cathedral and a member of the General Synod for 14 years.