Archives for February 2017
Statement from the Church in Wales
After a three-day meeting of the Church in Wales’ Electoral College to elect a Bishop of Llandaff, none of the candidates considered received the number of votes required for election – a two-thirds majority.
The business of the College was rooted in prayer, worship and quiet reflection, as well as open and friendly debate and discussion.
Under the terms of the Constitution of the Church in Wales the responsibility of filling the vacancy falls to the Bench of Bishops.
The Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, John Davies, who is President of the Electoral College, said the process leading up to an eventual appointment would include a wide-ranging consultation of both the laity and the clergy from across the Church in Wales.
…as the Electoral College of the Church in Wales have not made a decision to elect a successor as Bishop of Llandaff.
The College will carry on into a third and final day on Thursday. If it is unable to make a decision then this will pass to the Bench of Bishops.
Almighty God, giver of every good gift,
look graciously on your Church,
and with your heavenly wisdom
so guide the minds of those
who shall choose a bishop for this Diocese,
that we may receive a faithful pastor
to feed your flock
and lead us in the way of holiness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.