An Electoral College of the Church of Ireland will meet on
Wednesday 28th March to elect a new Bishop of Connor to succeed
the Most Reverend Alan Harper.
The College will take place in Church House, Armagh, following a
service of Holy Communion in St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh. The
President of the College will be the Archbishop of Armagh, the
Most Reverend Alan Harper, as the vacant bishopric is in the
Northern Province of the Church. The College will consist of 60
members including three members of the House of Bishops, 12
elected clergy and 12 elected lay persons from the Diocese of
Connor and elected clergy and lay persons from each of the other
dioceses of the Northern Province.
Voting will take place on names brought forward by the College
until one name receives two- thirds of the votes of both the lay
and clerical members who will vote separately. If no person
receives the requisite majority, the appointment will pass to
the House of Bishops.
The College is closed to non-electors and media. A result could
be known between 4pm and 5pm on March 28.