From the Anglican Communion Office
Anglicans and Episcopalians from Communion provinces worldwide are being invited to share their thoughts on the ministry priorities and qualities of the next Secretary General of the Anglican Communion.
The invitation echoes that issued before the appointment of the current Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. [Read the article about that here]
Bishop James Tengatenga is Chair of the Standing Committee which is tasked with appointing a successor for the current Secretary General, the Revd Canon Dr Kenneth Kearon.
He said, “The Crown Nominations Commission (CNC) which was tasked with selecting the new Archbishop of Canterbury received hundreds of emails and letters from around the world. Such an invitation had never been issued before, and for the first time in history the CNC heard from a wide variety of Anglicans and Episcopalians worldwide before making its decision.
“This time it is the Standing Committee—comprising members of the Primates Standing Committee, the Anglican Consultative Council and the Archbishop of Canterbury as its president—who would like to hear from our brothers and sisters around the globe.
“What are your thoughts about the ministry priorities and qualities of the next Secretary General*? We really hope as many people, from as wide a variety of backgrounds and provinces, will get in touch.”
To write to the Standing Committee with your suggestions email SGcomments@anglicancommunion.org or send a letter to The Standing Committee, c/o The Anglican Communion Office, 16 Tavistock Crescent, Westbourne Park, London, W11 1AP, UK
The deadline is 27 November, 2014.
- For a description of the current Secretary General's role click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.