Archbishop

There are two of these, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York, the two provinces into which the Church of England is divided for administrative purposes.   Of the two, Canterbury is the senior and is also de facto the senior bishop in the Anglican Communion; he is known as the Primate of All England.   Within the United Kingdom, the Archbishop of Canterbury enjoys precedence immediately after the Queen and her close family.   Then comes the Lord High Chancellor and only then, poor chap, the Archbishop of York.   The archbishops are joint presidents of the General Synod as well as being the bishops of their dioceses.   They are addressed as “The Most Reverend the Archbishop of………”.  

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