Election of new Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney to pass to Bishops

The process for electing a new Bishop involves a Preparatory Committee producing a shortlist of a minimum of three candidates for recommendation to the Electoral Synod. The Preparatory Committee has announced today that it has been unable to recommend this minimum number of candidates for the election of a new Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney. The current electoral process will therefore automatically come to an end in mid-August. The right to elect a new Bishop will pass at that point to the Diocesan Bishops, sitting as the Episcopal Synod.