Public Consultation: next Archbishop of York

On Friday 24 May 2019, the Diocese of York issued the following Press Notice on the public consultation meeting to discuss the requirements for the next Archbishop of York.

A public consultation meeting to discuss the requirements for the next Archbishop of York will take place at The Belfrey Hall, Stonegate, York YO1 8AS, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm on Monday 17th June 2019.

The meeting is an opportunity for members of the public including church members to meet the Prime Minister’s Appointments Secretary, Edward Chaplin, and the Archbishops’ Secretary for Appointments, Caroline Boddington, who jointly support the appointment process.

Those attending will be invited to comment on the needs of the post and the qualities required in the next Archbishop of York, who will succeed Dr John Sentamu following his retirement on the 7th June 2020.

Views expressed at the meeting form part of a wider consultation which will feed into the Crown Nominations Commission, which in turn will recommend a name to the Prime Minister to submit to HM The Queen.

The Archbishop of York leads the Diocese of York (600 churches comprising the Church of England from the Humber northwards to the Tees, and from the Yorkshire coast westwards to the A1) and additionally is the Primate of the northern dioceses of the Church of England which comprise the Province of York. The Archbishop of York is the second most senior figure in the Church of England and collaborates in its leadership with the Archbishop of Canterbury.

  • All are welcome at the meeting; free parking can be found at Sainsburys, Foss Bank YO31 7JB (approximately 10 minutes’ walk), and York railway station (YO24 1AB) is also approximately 10 minutes’ walk.
  • Further information on the appointment process may be found at

Cite this article as: David Pocklington, "Public Consultation: next Archbishop of York" in Law & Religion UK, 25 May 2019,

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