(Church Times) No agreement at the Crown Nominations Commission

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Crown Nominations Commission (CNC), which met last week to choose a new Archbishop of Canterbury, has been unable to agree on the two names it submits to the Prime Minister. A short statement put out by the C of E communications department on Friday does not admit this as such, but this is the only reasonable interpretation of the phrase: "The work of the Commission continues."

All meetings of the CNC are confidential, and it was a new departure this time to let it be known that a meeting was taking place. Church House staff were careful beforehand not to be drawn on whether this was the CNC's final meeting, with good reason as it now appears.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalArchbishop of Canterbury --Rowan WilliamsAnglican ProvincesChurch of England (CoE)CoE BishopsArchbishop of York John Sentamu

6 Comments
Posted September 30, 2012 at 5:37 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Marie Blocher wrote:

Perhaps they ought to go back to letting the Queen choose the ABC. She seems to be a person of good moral character, a good judge of character and who can make decisions.

September 30, 10:27 am | [comment link]
2. Cennydd13 wrote:

If only they would

September 30, 10:50 am | [comment link]
3. RMBruton wrote:

I hope that this drags out for weeks and weeks so that all of the know-it-all pundits can air their speculations and show the entire institution for what it really has become, an enormous, top-heavy millstone! The North Americans and other self-appointed Defenders of the Faith will be beside themselves. Its high time this case was made a DNR.

September 30, 11:09 am | [comment link]
4. Formerly Marion R. wrote:

“Perhaps they ought to go back to letting the Queen choose the ABC.”


And then the archbishop after that?

September 30, 11:27 am | [comment link]
5. James Manley wrote:

King Charles III would likely choose an Imam.

September 30, 2:49 pm | [comment link]
6. rugbyplayingpriest wrote:

Or go back even further and let the Pope choose!

October 1, 1:55 pm | [comment link]
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