Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Deadline extended for consultations over the next Bishop of Chelmsford

In response to concerns which have been raised about the consultation process regarding the next Bishop of Chelmsford, the deadline for communicating with the Prime Minister's and Archbishops' Appointment Secretaries has been extended.

At a meeting of rural deans, deanery lay chairs, bishops and archdeacons on the 22nd September, Bishop Laurie Green announced that contact had been made with Lambeth Palace, and it had been agreed that further submissions would be read and included, but that they needed to be made "within the next couple of days".

Meanwhile, it has emerged that the 'public consultation' scheduled for the 9th September at the Chapter House in Chelmsford was attended by just one person.

As yet, clergy in the diocese have received no e-mail or postal communication about the consultation or the extension of the deadline.

Revd John Richardson

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