Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New archbishop for Sydney

George Conger reporting for Anglican Ink:
The Diocese of Sydney Synod has elected the Rt. Rev. Glenn Davies as its 12th archbishop in succession to the Most Rev Peter Jensen.

On 6 Aug 2013 the 800 members of synod chose Dr. Davies, the Bishop of North Sydney, to be the archbishop of Australia’s largest diocese, besting Canon Rick Smith, (49) rector of Naremburn-Cammeray Anglican Church.

Dr. Davies' election as successor to Dr. Jensen thrusts the 62-year old archbishop-elect into the international Anglican spotlight, making him one of the de facto leaders of the conservative renewal movement of the Anglican Communion – and arguably the most influential “white” archbishop in the Communion after the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

Details of the election have not yet been released, and a “social media” ban from the conference hall is in force, forbidding delegates from tweeting their news and views.

Biographical details of the new archbishop can be found at this website.

The new archbishop will be installed on 23 August 2013.