Appointments and Development
Our office supports the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in
their responsibilities for appointments to senior roles and for
ensuring that senior clergy are equipped to deliver a demanding
The Archbishops' Secretary for Appointments (ASA) coordinates
the processes for making senior appointments, advising as
appropriate on names to be considered, and administering and
monitoring procedures for identifying priests with the potential
for senior office.
As part of the role, the ASA acts as Secretary to the Crown
Nominations Commission, the body charged with identifying new
diocesan bishops. The ASA is also Secretary to the group which
appoints to vacant deaneries.
The ASA facilitates an internal search function and supports
bishops in coaching individual clergy.
The current Archbishops' Secretary for Appointments is Caroline
Great Smith Street