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That Archbishop of Canterbury job advert in full

by | 31st, March 2012

FANCY working as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury? You get £55,560 a year.  You get free accommodation in Lambeth Palace (zone 1 and 25 staff) and Canterbury. You get to debate every word you say as you say it – in real time. The competition will be fierce, with front runners tipped to be: Dawn French, Katie Price, Euan Blair, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Kim Kardashian, Paul Dacre, John Prescott and Eddie The Eagle Edwards.

Plans for Archbishop Idol – a televised knock-out contest for 12 finalists – are well advanced.

Vacancy in the See of Canterbury

“Following the announcment that the Most Revd and Rt Hon Dr Rowan Williams will be stepping down from the office of the Archbishop of Canterbury the See will fall vacant on 1st January 2013.

“Any person wishing to comment on the needs of the wider Church or the Diocese of Canterbury, or who wishes to propose candidates should email abc.vacancy@churchofengland.org or write to one of the following by Monday 30th April

“Sir Paul Britton, Prime Minister’s Secretary for Appointments
Ms. Caroline Boddington Archbishops’ Secretary for Appointments

“All correspondence received will be shared between the two secretaries. Submissions will be gratefully received but unfortunately we will not be able to enter into correspondence.”

When all the applications are in, the Crown Nominations Commission will pick the winning name from a big mitre. No, of course, not. The winner will be picked in accordance with the bias, prejudices, likes and dislikes of the select few…

Image: Archbishop of Canterbury places the crown on King George V during his coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London. At left is the dean of Westminster, and at right is the Bishop of Bath and Wells. 



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