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Announcement from Downing Street on the next Archbishop of Canterbury expected shortly: Anglican Ink, November 6, 2012 November 6, 2012

Posted by geoconger in Anglican Ink, Archbishop of Canterbury, Church of England.

The Bishop of Durham, the Rt. Rev. Justin Welby

Expectations that the name of the next Archbishop of Canterbury will be announced this week are circulating briskly among church watchers in the U.K., Anglican Ink can report.

On 6 November 2012, the British bookmaking firm Ladbrokes announced they would no longer be taking bets on the selection of the next Archbishop of Canterbury.  In a twitter comment released at 10:33 in the US and at 15:33 in the UK, @ladpolitics announced “Ladbrokes suspend betting on next Archbishop of Canterbury. Money suggests that @Bishopofdurham has got the job.”

Speaking on Anglican Unscripted’s Episode 55 on 3 November 2012 the Rev. Peter Ould reported that informed sources within the Church of England believe the 16 member Crown Nominations Committee may have met in secret last month to break the deadlock over the next archbishop.  A decision had been expected following a two day meeting of the Committee in September, but instead an announcement was made stating their “work continues”.

Read it all in Anglican Ink.

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