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 agenda.

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 Boddington.

Contact details:

The Wash House
Lambeth Palace
London
SE1 7JU

Email: caroline.boddington@churchofengland.org