[The Living Church] 6 July 2007--The British government is set to give up its role in appointing bishops to the Church of England in one of a number of sweeping constitutional changes being proposed by new Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
The constitutional green paper titled “The Governance of Britain,” was presented to Parliament July 3. Among changes proposed in the paper are that the prime minister should no longer use the royal prerogative “to exercise choice in recommending appointments of senior ecclesiastical posts, including diocesan bishops, to the Queen.”
The proposal will be debated at the Church of England’s General Synod, which begins July 6. The Most Rev. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, is on sabbatical and will not attend.
British Prime Minister gives up church appointments - Religious Intelligence