04 May 2012
Following a vote by members of Canterbury Diocese's
Vacancy-in-See Committee, six representatives have been elected to
serve on the Crown Nominations Commission, the body responsible for
the appointment of the next Archbishop of
The vote took place during the second meeting of the
Vacancy-in-See Committee held in Canterbury on Thursday 3 May.
Twenty-one members were present to vote and duly elected the
The Reverend Canon Clare Edwards
Mr Raymond Harris
Mr David Kemp
The Reverend Canon Mark Roberts
Mrs Caroline Spencer
The Right Reverend Trevor Willmott
The six representatives will serve on the Crown Nominations
Commission, which will also include two bishops from the Church of
England, an Archbishop from the Anglican Communion and six members
of General Synod. Chaired by the Rt Hon the Lord Luce KG, GCVO, the
group will meet over the summer to consider representations made
through consultations in Canterbury, England and overseas before
submitting the name of a preferred candidate to the Prime
The election of Canterbury Diocese's representatives follows the
creation of a 'Statement of Need' by the Vacancy-in-See Committee.
Canterbury Diocese also held two days of public consultations and
an open meeting which were all attended by the Archbishops'
Secretary for Appointments and the Prime Minister's Appointments'
Secretary. Comments made through the consultations will contribute
to a memorandum for consideration by the Crown Nominations
For more details, visit the website of the Diocese of