Bishops of the Southern Province meet in Chapter
, in which the episcopal roles (those of Bishops) are analogous to those within a Cathedral
Besides the Archbishop of Canterbury (Metropolitan and Primate), the officers of the chapter are:
Bishops qualifying as Lords Spiritual
The Bishops of London and Winchester join the Archbishop and two from the northern province of England (York and Durham) in having ex officio
(meaning by virtue of the office they hold, hence automatically) the right to sit in the House of Lords
subject to keeping to certain constitutional conventions
incumbent on Lords Spiritual requiring them to speak in an albeit often political, but clearly non-partisan manner, and not to participate in most party-whipped
votes. Twenty-one other Church of England diocesan bishops (who have served the longest) form the other Lords Spiritual in the House of Lords.
- ^ Islands (Extra-Provincial to Canterbury)
- ^ Benson, Edward White. Correspondence re: officers of the provincial chapter (Cantuar:) in Benson 54 ff. 440–51
- ^ Kershaw, Samuel Wayland. Correspondence with Benson, re: officers of the provincial chapter in Benson 54 f. 450; quoting Lynwood, William Constitutiones Angliae, Oxford, 1679 Lib V. p. 317
- ^ Order of Service – Confirmation of the Election of Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury, 4 February 2013 Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine (Accessed 31 July 2013)
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