Consecration of The Reverend Canon Kate Wilmot as Bishop in the Church of God
Where: St George’s Cathedral
When: 6 August 2015 Time: 6.30pm
The Rector of the Parish of Bayswater and the Co-ordinating Chaplain of 13 Brigade, Kate brings to the role of Bishop extensive experience in ministry. She has served in the Parishes of Northam, Ballajura and Kingsley, and as an Army Reserve Chaplain since 2004. She is a serving Canon of St George’s Cathedral. Kate was born in Darwin, and educated at Northam Senior High School.
She obtained a BA (Hons) from the University of Western Australia and a BD (Hons) in Systematic Theology from Murdoch University. Kate has worked as a computer typesetter in two print companies. The Archbishop of Perth said that “Kate is a gifted person with sound and sensitive pastoral skills. She has proved her leadership in both rural and urban settings.
Her intellectual vigour is balanced with a humble and gentle spirit. Her service in the Australian Defence Force is deeply valued and for the time being she will remain as an active Reservist alongside her wider diocesan and community responsibilities”.
Kate follows Bishop Kay Goldsworthy, the first woman Bishop appointed in the Anglican Church of Australia in 2008. Bishop Kay was elected Bishop of Gippsland in December 2014 and took up appointment in March 2015. The appointment of Canon Wilmot continues the Anglican Church’s commitment to enhancing the role of women in every aspect of diocesan life.