Diocesan representatives elected as process to select a new bishop begins
9 January 2014
The diocese's Vacancy in See Committee has elected six representatives to join the Crown Nominations Commission (CNC) which will sit this summer to select candidates for consideration as the next diocesan bishop.
The CNC - which also includes the two Archbishops and six members of the General Synod (three clergy and three lay) - will meet in June and July to determine candidates to be nominated to the Crown for approval.Two names are typically put forward to the Prime Minister, one of which is preferred.
The Vacancy in See Committee has also drawn up a statement of needs document - entailing a brief description of the diocese and the desired profile of the new bishop which will be considered by the CNC.
Members of the public are invited to a attend a public meeting at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford, GU1 3HN on 12 March at 7pm about the selection which will be attended by the Archbishops' and Prime Minister's appointments secretaries as part of their two-day fact-finding visit to the diocese.
Everyone is also welcome to write to the diocesan representatives expressing their views or suggesting names for consideration. It should be noted however, that representatives will not be able to enter into correspondence.
Representations should be made by 30 May to the representatives who are listed with their addresses below:
Michael Bishop email@example.com 3 Sadler's Close, Merrow, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7DA
Robert Cotton firstname.lastname@example.org Holy Trinity Rectory, 9 Eastgate Gardens, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4AZ
Peter Harwood email@example.com Christ Church, Jubilee Square, Woking, Surrey GU21 6YG
Keith Malcouronne firstname.lastname@example.org 20 Riverside Road, Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex TW18 2LE
Anne Martin email@example.com 8 Woodberry Close, Chiddingfold, Surrey GU8 4SF
Debbie Sellin firstname.lastname@example.org The Vicarage, The Street, Wonersh, Surrey GU5 0PG
The Bishop of Dorking, the Rt Revd Ian Brackley, has asked for this prayer to be used whilst the selection process takes place:
Heavenly Father, Look with your mercy and favour upon your faithful people here in the diocese of Guildford. Bless and guide those responsible for the appointment of our new Bishop, someone of deep faith, soaked in the Scriptures and with a love for your people. We ask this in the knowledge that you have oversight of us all, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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