Check this recent (or at least not yet very old) survey of English Evangelicals, conducted by the Church of England Evangelical Council. Not surprisingly, the results showed strong support for a change in the way English bishops are appointed by removing the Prime Minister’s office from the process. Surprisingly, however, according to the press release there was apparently little support for the idea of election by the diocese. Does this mean that English Evangelicals prefer the ‘Vacancy in See’ Committee, a group composed of various diocesan clergy and officials ex officio and some others chosen by the departing bishop’s Council of Advice, to make the final decision? Read the press release here.

The full report is here. 80% of respondents still want bishops to sit in the House of Lords.

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