(Sunday Telegraph) Critics attack 'secrecy' of Archbishop selection

One of the country’s leading Anglican priests has attacked the “secrecy” surrounding the appointment of the next archbishop of Canterbury, amid claims that the committee making the choice has been unable to reach a decision.

Dr Giles Fraser, former canon chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, said there was “no good reason for secrecy. “[It] always looks like an Establishment stitch up,” he said. “We ought to have open elections.”

He spoke amid confusion over who will succeed Dr Rowan Williams as the leader of the Anglican church.

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5 comments on “(Sunday Telegraph) Critics attack 'secrecy' of Archbishop selection

  1. Cennydd13 says:

    I agree with Dr Fraser that there is no good reason why the Crown Nominations Commission should keep the name secret. What’s the point in doing so?

  2. Sarah says:

    RE: “One of the country’s leading Anglican priests . . . ”

    ; > )

  3. Katherine says:

    Open elections. Because Synod has been doing such an outstanding job. /cynicism

  4. Terry Tee says:

    Giles should be careful otherwise he will end up as Revd Rentaquote.

  5. driver8 says:

    I should say as someone who has belonged to parishes both in the COE and TEC, I rather prefer the COE process. Neither is perfect but the failings of the TEC way of doing things seem to me substantially more vicious.