Diocesan Bishops

FORTHCOMING VACANT SEES

2017

London

CNC 1: 27 September

CNC 2: 7 November

CNC 3: 28 and 29 November

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2018

Bristol

CNC 1: 1 February

CNC 2: 12 and 13 March

Truro

CNC 1: 8 May

CNC 2: 11 and 12 June

 

NOMINATION & APPOINTMENT PROCESS

The nomination and appointment of a Diocesan Bishop is through the Crown Nominations Commission (CNC), who meet at least twice per Vacancy in See.

The process for choosing a Diocesan Bishop begins in the diocese; however, because of the variety of the roles which diocesan bishops have - not only within the Church of England but also in the local community and the nation at large - the choice is not made by representatives of the diocese alone.

Diocesan representatives work alongside representatives of the Church of England as a whole, under the presidence of the Archbishops. The Sovereign (advised by the Prime Minister) makes the final appointment to the vacant see.

Full nomination process for Diocesan Bishops: Briefing for the Vacancy in See Committee

RESOURCES

GS Misc 1044 (Revised)

Archbishops' Guidelines on the Implementation of 'Choosing Bishops - the Equality Act 2010 (revised)' GS Misc 1044 Choosing Bishops - The Equality Act