Comments: Bishop of Rochester named

I shall, of course, be boycotting Bishop James since his appointment is made by the action of a woman, Elizabeth II, Dei Gratia Britanniarum Regnorumque Suorum Ceterorum Regina, Consortionis Populorum Princeps, Fidei Defensor.

Now I come to think of it, so are all the other bishops, so I'll be boycotting them too...

Posted by chenier1 at Tuesday, 22 June 2010 at 1:28pm BST

And +Basingstoke has been launched today. Two Bishops announced on Budget Day :)

Posted by ezlxq at Tuesday, 22 June 2010 at 4:47pm BST

Her Majesty has approved the nomination for his election. Who does the electing?

Posted by David | Dah•veed | at Tuesday, 22 June 2010 at 6:17pm BST

David | Dah•veed: "Her Majesty has approved the nomination for his election. Who does the electing?"

Erm, I rather think that might be Her Majesty too...

Posted by Fr Mark at Tuesday, 22 June 2010 at 7:10pm BST

I believe that the Cathedral chapter does, but they're not allowed to elect anyone else.

Posted by Paul Davison at Tuesday, 22 June 2010 at 7:27pm BST

The electing will be done by the Canons of Rochester Cathedral. There will be one candidate and it will be an offence not to vote.

Posted by Wilf at Tuesday, 22 June 2010 at 8:34pm BST

And where does he stand?

Posted by Malcolm+ at Wednesday, 23 June 2010 at 1:35am BST

The Rochester diocesan website has risen to the occasion and now published a thumbnail-size picture of the new bishop, but for a decent picture and some useful information about him, try Nick Baines's blog, at Good News for Rochester,
http://nickbaines.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/good-news-for-rochester/

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Wednesday, 23 June 2010 at 10:47am BST

"And where does he stand?"

- Posted by: Malcolm+ on Wednesday -

Hopefully, on much firmer ground than his recent predecessor 'Terra Firma' - more firmer less Terror

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Wednesday, 23 June 2010 at 10:47am BST
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