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Rochester’s waiting is over. Why so long?

From Canon Gordon Oliver

Sir, — At last, no less than 15 months after Dr Michael Nazir-Ali announced his resignation as Bishop of Rochester in March 2009, we have the very welcome anouncement of his successor.

The diocesan vacancy-in-see committee worked as closely and efficiently as possible with the appointments advisers, constrained only by the timetable pressures on the latter. The Crown Nominations Commission completed our deliberations on 19 ...

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