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Welsh election result

To complete the story reported on here, and also here, the Church in Wales has announced New Bishop of Bangor elected.

The Archdeacon of Cardigan, the Venerable Andrew John, is the Bishop Elect of the Diocese of Bangor.

The announcement was made this afternoon by the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, at the west door of Bangor Cathedral on the third and final day of the meeting of the Electoral College.

The election follows the death of the Rt Rev Anthony Crockett in June, who served as bishop of the diocese from 2004. The new bishop will be the 81st Bishop of Bangor, serving an area stretching across north-west Wales from Holyhead to Llanidloes.

Press reports:
BBC Bishop chosen after secret ballot
North Wales Chronicle New Bishop of Bangor named
Wales Online Bishop of Bangor announced
Daily Post New Bishop of Bangor elected

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Father Ron Smith
12 years ago

Robert Ian Williams,

You appear to be our unique and on-the-spot Roman Catholic commentator in Wales. what is your opinion on this appointment? I’ve no doubt you have one. I’m sure the rest of us would be most interested in your wisdom on this Anglican situation.

Robert Ian Williams
Robert Ian Williams
12 years ago

Andrew John is a moderate evangelical..he will hold the line on gays, but he has revised St Paul on women and will support them in the Episcopate. His new diocese has the highest proportion ( 35 per cent ) of womenpriests in the Church in Wales and the Welsh language will insulate it from too many Evangelicals moving in. But 21 years of an Episcopate..that seems a bit long to me.. They will probablly translate him to St Davids after 8 years and I predict the first woman bishop will be in Bangor! By the way his wife is a… Read more »

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