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When the former Bishop of London, the Rt Revd Richard Chartres, retired in early 2017, the ‘See of London’ become vacant.

The Vacancy in See Committee is responsible for carrying out consultations across the Diocese, at parish, deanery, Area and individual levels. The outcome of these consultations inform the Vacancy in See Committee in the drafting of a ‘statement of needs’ for the desired profile of the next Bishop of London.

The Crown Nominations Commission then conducts the interview process, and recommends a candidate to the Prime Minister.

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/ 30 June 2017

Six people elected to Crown Nominations Commission for next Bishop of London

Six members of the Vacancy in See Committee have been elected to the Crown Nominations Commission, the body responsible for discerning and recommending the next Bishop of London.


/ 25 May 2017

Consultation on the Vacancy in the See of London

People are invited to share their views on the needs of the Diocese or the wider Church with the Archbishops’ Secretary for Appointments and the Prime Minister’s Appointments Secretary.


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