The Church of England’s Archbishops’ Council has launched a consultation on a proposal to change the make-up of the body that nominates future Archbishops of Canterbury. The proposal would give the worldwide Anglican Communion a greater voice on the Crown Nominations Commission (CNC) for the See of Canterbury.
Currently, the entire Communion outside of the Church of England is represented by just one of the 16 voting members, compared to six from the Diocese of Canterbury.
The proposal would increase the Anglican Communion representatives to five, while reducing the number of members from the diocese to three. There would also be nine other members from the Church of England, including six elected by General Synod.
The proposal is to be discussed at the Anglican Consultative Council’s Standing Committee meeting later this month and will also be discussed at the Primates’ Meeting in March.
The consultation, which will include key partners from across the Anglican Communion and the Church of England, will run until 31 March. It is expected that a final proposal will be put to the C of E’s General Synod for a vote in July.
- The consultation document is available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese. To access these, and for more information, please click here.
First published on the Anglican Communion News Service website on 2 February 2022.Jump to next article