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Confirmation of Election of Stephen Cottrell as the Archbishop of York

Updated Thursday morning

As was announced in May Stephen Cottrell will be confirmed as the next Archbishop of York tomorrow, Thursday 9 July 2020, at 11am. The proceedings will be via video conference.

You will be able to watch the live stream of the service from this page.

Update

Download the Order of Service in PDF

Second update

Bishop Stephen’s election as Archbishop of York was duly confirmed. A recording of the confirmation service is available on YouTube.

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Father David
26 days ago

Did my eyes deceive me or did the subtitles instead of stating the administration of the diocese put up instead “the administration of the darkness”?

Father David
26 days ago

The subtitles are an absolute hoot. A comedy addition to all the boring legal jargon.

peter kettle
peter kettle
25 days ago
Reply to  Father David

They were the best thing since last pantomime season. I started to jot them down, then couldn’t stop laughing. E.G. Stephen jeff very hot roll. Bishop of chunks (= Chelmsford) Jeffrey Cockerell, arch bigger of york, Bishop and poster, Archbishop and pasta.
 
At least the ABC described the proceedings as containing elements of Gilbert and Sullivan in his sermon.

God 'elp us all
God 'elp us all
25 days ago
Reply to  peter kettle

Thank you Fr David and Peter for directing me to this- such fun!! I too started jotting… lost count … including … the artificial elect, I my dad, the right weapon, the Archbishop of Lake, the metal/ metric political/ metaphysical/ metabolism of some feature in York, the settle ocean, the sea of Europe, the miserable Sea of York, John Dr Sentiment, the ostrich of Canterbury, Justin Portable, fish with Carlisle or fishable blackberry, well-beloved Stevenage, a gazebo, Syria, Prague, some Paul’s letter to beat Colossians, a complaint against a mother and prisoners and refugees to be shot with pity. Enough?… Read more »

Janet Fife
Janet Fife
24 days ago
Reply to  Father David

How do you turn on the subtitles?

God 'elp us all
God 'elp us all
24 days ago
Reply to  Janet Fife

It would seem the subtitles/ captions have been turned off now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbKwS9RLXuo
A kind of ‘revisionism’? No equality of access to the hard of hearing now.
Note this previous Youtube with a CC box to the left of ‘settings’ at the bottom where you can toggle between captions on or off.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZeY2eVpaqY

peter kettle
peter kettle
24 days ago
Reply to  Janet Fife

I don’t think you can now, they were just there at the time of broadcast

Janet Fife
Janet Fife
24 days ago
Reply to  peter kettle

Thanks

Jonathan Jamal
Jonathan Jamal
25 days ago

Good Afternoon Father David, as a past Anglican, I can see where the Church of England is in all this, with Canon Law forming part of the Secular Law of the land, given the Legal situation of the Church of England,as things now stand, the Church has to be seen to be doing things properly and legally. In my own present Church, the Roman Catholic Church, things are much simpler than this.Where it concerns a Translation of any kind of Diocesan Bishop from a previous See, or from being an Auxiliary Bishop in a Diocese with a Titular See attached… Read more »

Andrew
Andrew
25 days ago

O Lord, make haste to help us.
 
What a strange combination of Zoom business meeting and party political broadcast!
The Minster will be a sufficiently spacious venue for a socially-distanced enthronement, to be announced later in the year (we are told). Let’s hope it’s a proper service.

Helen King
Helen King
25 days ago

Leaving aside the entertainment value of the subtitles and the wonderful way that the ‘one person with their mic on mute not realising we can’t hear them’ phenomenon was present here as much as in all the other meetings we’ve been attending – I loved this service. In particular, the Charge was excellent, and having people speaking from their cars, the streets, the countryside and their rooms was very real and very moving. But I can see already I’m in a minority here.

Kate
Kate
25 days ago
Reply to  Helen King

But don’t you think that was a bit inauthentic? The video of Stephen alone bashing the door shows a press scrum which definitely wasn’t social distancing. So worshippers kept apart and in cars but not the press. Seems wrong priorities to me.

Father David
25 days ago
Reply to  Kate

I must have dropped off at the “bashing the door” bit as I can’t remember seeing that. However, as a suggestion, would it not have been when Bishop Stephen was enthroned as Bishop of Chelmsford and the door he was bashing was that of Chelmsford cathedral? This took place ten years ago and so there was no need for members of the Press to observe social distancing as this horrid pandemic was a decade away. I think that the bashing of the door of York Minster will hopefully take place in the autumn. I remember when Simon Phipps was enthroned… Read more »

John
John
25 days ago
Reply to  Helen King

You’re not alone!

David Lamming
David Lamming
24 days ago
Reply to  Helen King

The live-streaming of this service, incorporating the historic, but archaic, legal ‘ceremony’ required to confirm the election of a diocesan bishop (in this case, an archbishop), has served to make available to a wider public what normally takes place (in the southern province) in St Mary-le-Bow church in London, with a small number of witnesses from the diocese concerned. Perhaps it will start a conversation as to whether the process that formally makes the bishop-elect the bishop of the diocese (as opposed to the selection process that leads to his nomination) should be ‘modernised’ to bring it into the 21st… Read more »

Father David
25 days ago

I see from this morning’s Times that Archbishop Cottrell did indeed bang on the door of York Minster. I note that the Primate of England was bare-headed, unlike his predecessor who arrived at his enthronement wearing a black flat cap – a one time proud symbol of the North of England’s working man. The Times states that the ceremony had “all the pomp and solemnity of a company conference call”. Made me realise why I avoid Zoom like the ……. well, why I avoid Zoom. Anyway I wish the new Archbishop well as he begins his ministry in the Northern… Read more »

Father David
24 days ago

Thinking still about door bashing I have seen further footage and noted with delight that Archbishop Stephen was inside York Minster when he bashed the door. A symbol surely of taking the gospel from inside the church out to the wider world.

Paul Waddington
Paul Waddington
23 days ago
Reply to  Father David

Alternatively, the symbol could be one of desperately trying to escape, rather than eagerly wanting to take up the office.

Malcolm Dixon
Malcolm Dixon
21 days ago

I noted that the ABC used his authority to mandate the Dean of York to ‘admit and induct +Stephen into the actual and corporeal possession of the Archbishopric of York’.   Meanwhile, in my parish (and in many others, I imagine) the new parish priest has been licensed to the parish (remotely) but has not been inducted (because remote inductions are not possible, I have been told). He is therefore not yet the incumbent and cannot carry out the legal duties of the incumbent, such as chairing the PCC.   Now that a precedent has been set for the ABY,… Read more »

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