Saturday, 7 June 2008

Kent News: Odds cut on possible successor to Rowan Williams

Bookmakers have slashed the odds on Dr John Sentamu becoming the next Archbishop of Canterbury after he did a parachute jump.

Dr Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, jumped out of a plane at 13,000ft on Friday to raise money for Britain's Armed Forces.

In March, odds were being given by bookmakers on various bishops replacing Rowan Williams after he made controversial remarks on aspects of Sharia law being introduced in the UK and gambling laws

Now, the odds have been cut from 3/1 to 2/1 by William Hill on Dr Sentamu to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury following his fund-raising jump. Read more
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