Kathleen Richardson, Baroness Richardson of Calow

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The Rev'd Kathleen Margaret Richardson, Baroness Richardson of Calow OBE (born 24 February 1938) is a cross-bench member of the House of Lords.

She was the first woman President of the Methodist Conference from 1992 to 1993. She was the moderator of the Free Churches Council from 1995 to 1999.

Richardson was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1996 New Year Honours.[1]

On 3 August 1998 she was made a Life peer as Baroness Richardson of Calow, of Calow in the County of Derbyshire.[2][3]

Baroness Richardson was made an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Southgate in 2007.

Baroness Richardson is currently sitting on the public inquiry into the death of Robert Hamill.


  1. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 54255. p. 13. 30 December 1995.
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 55217. p. 8583. 6 August 1998.
  3. ^ Announcement of her introduction at the House of Lords House of Lords minutes of proceedings, 12 October 1998