Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, the next Bishop of Chelmsford, is to become the Church of England’s Lead Bishop for Housing to spearhead the Church’s efforts to help ease the UK’s crippling housing crisis.
The announcement comes ahead of the publication next month of the findings of a major two-year commission, set up by the Archbishop of Canterbury, examining the role of the Church in tackling housing inequality and examining possible solutions.
Bishop Guli, currently the Bishop of Loughborough, will take up the new role later this year when she becomes Bishop of Chelmsford.
The new post will involve leading efforts to implement the recommendations of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission on Housing, Church and Community which will be published in late February.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has this morning announced that Bishop Guli is to become the Church of England Lead Bishop for Housing. At the same time, Bishop Peter will become the Deputy Lead Bishop for Housing. Read more here – https://t.co/G5bD5pN63e pic.twitter.com/YeQu88T9BR
— Chelmsford Diocese (@chelmsdio) January 21, 2021