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Southern clergy elect Synod’s first Prolocutrix

06 January 2011

by Ed Beavan

THE Ven. Christine Hardman (Southwark) has been elected the new Prolocutor of the Lower House of the Convocation of Canterbury after its elections in December; she is believed to be the first woman to hold the office of Prolocutor.

Canon Glyn Webster (York) has been re-elected Prolocutor of the Lower House of the Convocation of York, after the December elections, which use the single transferable vote system.

Dr Philip Giddings (Oxford), convener of the conservative group Anglican Mainstream, has been elected chairman of the House of Laity having previously been its vice-chairman for two earlier quinquennia. He succeeds Dr Christina Baxter, who held the post for 15 years before her retirement last year.

The new vice-chairman of the House of Laity is Tim Hind (Bath & Wells).

All four of these positions confer ex-officio member­ship of the Archbishops’ Council.

Other results:

Appointments Committee (clergy): the Ven. John Apple­gate, the Ven. Annette Cooper, the Revd Giles Goddard

Appointments Committee (laity): Susan Cooper, Sarah Finch, Aiden Hargreaves-Smith

Business Committee (clergy): Canon Sue Booys, Canon Simon Butler, the Ven. Julian Henderson

Business Committee (laity): Anne Foreman, Sue Johns, Gerald O’Brien

Legislative Committee (clergy): Canon David Felix, the Revd Mark Steadman

Legislative Committee (laity): Peter Bruinvels, Clive Scowen, Geoffrey Tattersall

Finance Committee: Richard Mantle, Sheri Sturgess

Church Buildings Council: Tim Barker, John Beal, Tony Redman

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