Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons

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Rose Hudson-Wilkin robed as the Speaker's Chaplain: her tippet is embroidered with the Commons symbol (a portcullis)

The Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, also known as the Speaker's Chaplain, is a Church of England priest who officiates at services held at the Palace of Westminster and its associated chapel, St Mary Undercroft. They also act as chaplain to the Speaker and Members of Parliament.[1] The first Speaker's Chaplain was appointed in 1660.[2] The current officeholder is Rose Hudson-Wilkin.

From 1972 to 2010, the Speaker's Chaplain also held the position of Rector of St Margaret's, Westminster.[1]

List of Chaplains to the Speaker of the House of Commons[edit]

17th century
18th century
19th century
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21st century


  1. ^ a b "Speaker's Chaplain". The Church in Parliament. Church of England. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons". Offices and Ceremonies. UK Parliament. Retrieved 5 September 2014.