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Can you explain the difference of being confirmed and enthroned as Archbishop of Cantebury.  For instance, why isn't being confirmed enough?  Thanks.

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As I understand these arcane processes (nomination, election, confirmation) the legal necessities are complete at confirmation, and the enthronement of a bishop (or "installation" - at the choice of the new bishop) is a public but symbolic admission of the bishop to his "cathedra" at his cathedral.

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Rev Steve Parish

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I hope to answer questions on the theology, history, and constitution (there isn`t one!) of the Church of England (but not necessarily on the wider Anglican Communion)

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A priest in the Church of England for over 30 years, with some specialist knowledge of the 19th century
I hold a Master's degree in Applied Theology
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Church Times; Church of England Newspaper; Lion Encyclopedia of the Bible

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Church Times; Church of England Newspaper; Lion Encyclopedia of the Bible

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