Senior clergy and lay people from the Diocese of Canterbury will today begin the formal election of the one hundred and fifth Archbishop.
A ceremony will take place at the Cathedral although, as is tradition, the candidate - the Rt Rev Justin Welby - is not invited.
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The town of Eastbourne may have a reputation as a genteel seaside town - but it will be the scene for a fierce election battle on 8th June.
Thursday night's forecast for the west of the region
Thursday night's forecast for the east of the region