Church to begin three-day meeting to choose new Archbishop

Senior church officials will today begin a key three-day meeting today to decide who should succeed Dr Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury.

Dr Williams, 61, is stepping down after ten years to take on a new role of Master of Magdalene College at Cambridge University.

Dr Williams has accepted the position of Master of Magdalene College at Cambridge University to start in January.
Dr Williams was appointed the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury in 2002. Credit: REUTERS/Max Rossi

The Crown Nominations Commission will carry out its deliberations at a secret location.

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Church leader selection begins

Members of a group responsible for senior Church of England appointments begin a three-day meeting today to decide who should succeed Dr Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury. The Crown Nominations Commission is meeting at a secret location.