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/ 21 May 2019

Vacancy in See Committee clerical by-election 2019 

Votes cast for a variety of positions across the Diocese of London

Following the election of a new Diocesan Synod, members of Synod are required to elect representatives to the Diocesan Vacancy in See Committee.  The Vacancy in See Committee meets when there is a vacancy in the See of London, i.e. the post of Bishop of London has become vacant.  The Committee prepares a statement of the needs of the Diocese for consideration by the Crown Nominations Commission of the General Synod, and appoints a number of its members to represent the Diocese on the Commission.

Timetable for the Vacancy in See Committee clerical by-election 2019


Issue of Notice of Election and Nomination Forms: Thursday 23 May
Return of Nomination Forms: Thursday 13 June (noon)
Issue of Voting Papers: Monday 17 June
Return of Voting Papers: Monday 1 July (noon)
Count: Monday 1 July


Who can be elected?

Two clerical places are available to be filled by this by-election.

Clerics beneficed in the Diocese or licensed under seal by the Bishop of London or an Area Bishop are eligible for election by members of the House of Clergy of the Diocesan Synod, except that no archdeacon and no person in Episcopal orders is eligible to be elected in this election.

How to stand for election

First of all, complete the relevant nomination form, available from the Synodical Department. If you are a cleric standing for election you should complete the Clergy Nomination Form.

Please be very careful to follow all of the instructions on the notice of election paper and the nomination form, including those concerning the candidate’s statement, and who can propose and second your nomination. If you are standing as a member of the clergy they must be clerical members of the Diocesan Synod. The form must be signed by your proposer and seconder and also by yourself as candidate. Please note that deadlines for the receipt of nomination and voting papers have to be strictly adhered to in the interests of fairness to all.

For details on candidacy, electors and for other information, please contact the Synodical Department,   Tel: 020 7932 1228/1236, email: monica.bolley@nulllondon.anglican.org

About Monica Bolley

Monica Bolley is Synodical Secretary for the Diocese of London.

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