- The new Archbishop will be chosen by the Crown Nominations Commission. It has 16 voting members, and is chaired by former Conservative arts minister Lord Luce.
- The commission has to submit the name of a preferred candidate and a second appointable candidate as Archbishop to the Prime Minister.
- Under convention agreed since 2007, the Prime Minister commends the name preferred by the commission to the Queen for approval.
- The second name is used only if there is a change of circumstances which means the appointment of the recommended candidate cannot go ahead.
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