Vacancy in See Committee
Work is now underway on the process of finding the person who will be the next Bishop of Truro. The earliest we can expect an announcement as to who that new bishop will be is August or September 2018.
Much of the work in the early days will fall to the Vacancy in See Committee which is chaired by Bishop Chris, and includes both archdeacons, our General Synod representatives and both clergy and lay members of our diocesan synod. They will be assisted and supported by the Diocesan Secretary, Esther Pollard, and other members of the Church House secretariat. The role of this group is to set out the needs of the diocese and also to elect six representatives to the Crown Nominations Commission.
There is also involvement from six central members of the Commission elected by the General Synod, the two Archbishops and the Prime Minister’s and Archbishops’ Secretaries for Appointments, Edward Chaplin and Caroline Boddington. Our six representatives will travel to Lambeth Palace later this year to finalise the shortlisting and interview process with these other members of the committee.
There will also be an element of public consultation during the process and opportunities for both members of the church and the public to have their say over what they feel is crucial in our new bishop.
You can email any of the Vacancy-in-See Committee members at any time to express your views.