Bench of bishops

the whole body of English prelates assembled in council.
See under Bench.

See also: Bench, Bishop

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If it fails to do so after this time, the decision passes to the Bench of Bishops.
With the retirement of Dr Barry Morgan as Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Llandaff earlier this year, and of Wyn Evans as Bishop of St Davids last year, the only fluent Welsh-speaker on the sixstrong Bench of Bishops is Andrew John, the Bishop of Bangor.
EMAILS released to a gay cleric who was denied election as Bishop of Lla ndaff have revealed the degree of hos tility that existed towards his possible appointment in the Church in Wales' Bench of Bishops.
I promised God and some other responsible characters, including a bench of bishops, that I was not going to part my lips concerning the U.
The Church entered the Year of the Pedophile with the average ability of the bench of bishops at perhaps an all-time low" (p.
During his premiership, about half of the bench of bishops became vacant, and in virtually every appointment, Palmerston took Shaftesbury's advice.
Archbishop Williams will be the first Archbishop of Canterbury since the 16th century to have been appointed from outside the bench of bishops of the Church of England, according to The Guardian.
They would be elected in the same way the Bench of Bishops choose their representatives.
He was noted for his opposition to the Kings determination to have a docile and manageable bench of bishops.
A split emerged last year among the bench of bishops in Wales about the decision to apply for lottery money to restore old buildings.
Within anglicanism there flows a strong and nourishing stream of evangelicalism; in most dioceses there will be individual parishes where the major concern is individual salvation and the outreach to individuals; there are also influential evangelicals on the bench of bishops.