Archbishop of Canterbury quits

Rowan Williams has announced he is stepping down as the Archbishop of Canterbury at the end of the year.

He has accepted the position of Master of Magdalene College at Cambridge University to start in January.

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John Sentamu favourite to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury

William Hill has made the Archbishop of York 6/4 favourite to succeed Rowan Williams as the Archbishop of Canterbury. Here is the full list from the bookmaker:

  • 6/4 Archbishop of York, John Sentamu
  • 7/4 Bishop of London, Richard Chartres
  • 5/1 Bishop of Bradford, Nick Baines
  • 6/1 Bishop of Coventry, Christopher Cocksworth
  • 8/1 former Bishop of Durham, Tom Wright
  • 10/1 Bishop of Norwich, Graham Jones
  • 12/1 Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell

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