Saturday, 24 November 2012

CNC dates 2013

The Crown Nominations Commission (CNC) meets on two occasions per Vacancy in See to nominate candidates for diocesan bishoprics to the Crown. The dates for 2013 are now available and are listed below. They have been linked to particular vacancies, where these are known.

See of Blackburn
10 January
30/31 January

See of Manchester
11 March
19/20 April

See of Durham
8 May
6/7 June

See of Bath and Wells
18 July
5/6 September

Vacancy 5
2 October
29/30 October

Posted by Peter Owen on Saturday, 24 November 2012 at 10:07pm GMT | TrackBack
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If Frank Field gets his way, a big 'if' admittedly, it is hard to see how the CNC can continue to nominate to fill vacancies. Could be interesting. Blackburn would get done (which itself will be interesting, especially if a non-ordainer is chosen (surely not?), but the rest might need to be parked.

Posted by: Anthony Archer on Sunday, 25 November 2012 at 1:09am GMT

It would be possible to consider women for these posts, but simply not conclude the appointment until enabling legislation had been passed.

Posted by: Mark Bennet on Sunday, 25 November 2012 at 9:10am GMT

Even important sees like Durham and Winchester seemed to jog along quite nicely for a couple of years or so in the 14C with only an Elect.

Posted by: american piskie on Sunday, 25 November 2012 at 2:00pm GMT

"surely not" re-Blackburn. Rather depends on the 6 Diocesan members of the CNC....they play the key role it seems...at least in the sense of being a powerful block. If the new +Blackburn does ordain women it will leave only +Chichester and + Europe plus +London ( who operates under the London plan) as the only diocesan bishops who dont ordain women. The Traditionalists will complain even more bitterly that they are denied preferment.Perhaps Blackburn should be offered a traditionalist Cons Evangelical...I wonder how that would go down in the diocese?
The interesting appointment will be the next +London. It is always ( or nearly?) a translation...+Chartres came to the job with "clean hands" to use ex-+Fulham's( now Ordinariate)"happy" phrase.The next +London will probably have ordained women. He may, of course, cease to do so when appointed...but will the stricter brethren allow him to celebrate at their altars I wonder?

Posted by: Perry Butler on Sunday, 25 November 2012 at 3:53pm GMT

No reason why a traditionalist shouldn't be consecrated bishop, it's just that it is becoming increasing inappropriate for a diocesan to be a non-ordainer, given his central role as Chief Pastor and a focus of unity in his diocese. I imagine we will see another +Ebbsfleet and maybe that person will be a ConEvo. By the way, +London does ordain women as deacons and has a diocese stuffed with area bishops, at least three of whom ordain women as priests. The convention whereby the big five are translations of existing diocesans has been rather broken recently (hurrah!) by +Winchester and +Durham, so no reason why the next +London should be an existing diocesan, as +Chartres wasn't.

Posted by: Anthony Archer on Sunday, 25 November 2012 at 8:18pm GMT

Anyone want to hazard a guess on which will be 'Vacancy 5'?

Posted by: Wilf on Sunday, 25 November 2012 at 8:19pm GMT

Re vacancy 5, Europe (Geoffrey Rowell) is 70 in February 2013. Is that sometimes anomalous see a CNC matter?

After that we're looking at Newcastle (Martin Wharton, August 1944) and Guildford (Christopher Hill, October 1945).

See Peter Owen's page at http://peterowen.org.uk/articles/bishops.html for DoBs of all diocesan bishops in the CofE.

Posted by: Simon Kershaw on Sunday, 25 November 2012 at 9:34pm GMT

Bishop Rowell has been given an extension beyond the normal retirement age of 70. His exact retirement date has not been decided, but the maximum extension is twelve months.

http://europe.anglican.org/news/news/post/283-bishops-commitment-to-oversee-diocesan-changes

Posted by: Peter Owen on Sunday, 25 November 2012 at 10:58pm GMT

The constitution of the diocese of Europe includes these paragraphs on the appointment of the diocesan bishop.

6 (a) The diocesan bishop shall be appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of London and a person in episcopal orders nominated by the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council, acting jointly.

(b) The Standing Committee of the Diocesan Synod, together with the diocesan members of the General Synod, shall act as the Vacancy in See Committee for the Diocese. It shall follow the Vacancy in See procedures as laid down by the General Synod for all the other dioceses.

(c) Before an appointment is made, a consultation shall take place between the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of London, the bishop nominated by the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council, the central members of the Crown Nominations Commission and those persons elected by the Standing Committee of the Diocesan Synod.

[http://europe.anglican.org/diocesan-handbook/constitution-of-the-diocese-in-europe-1995]

So there is some CNC involvement.

Posted by: Peter Owen on Sunday, 25 November 2012 at 11:12pm GMT

"Bishop Rowell has been given an extension beyond the normal retirement age of 70. His exact retirement date has not been decided, but the maximum extension is twelve months." Peter Owen

So is the Church of England exempt from age discrimination legislation as well as that relating to gender and sexuality?

Posted by: Laurence C. on Monday, 26 November 2012 at 12:49pm GMT

It it too much to hope that candidates for the CNC will be chosen as representative of the Women of the Church, as well as of the Men?

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Monday, 26 November 2012 at 8:45pm GMT
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