Episcopal Elections

December 19, 2017

In the process to elect new bishops, the Preparatory Committees in each of the Dioceses of Brechin and St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane have been unable to achieve a shortlist of candidates by the due date. (Under the canonical process the Preparatory Committee is charged with preparing a shortlist of no fewer than three, nor more than five, candidates for presentation to the Electoral Synod.) In light of this, the Electoral Synod of each diocese will meet to hear an explanation of the position from its Preparatory Committee and will be invited to consider a second round of the election process which, following a new mandate from the Primus, would then allow a period of 120 days from the date of the new mandate for elections to take place.