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CHURCH COMMISSIONERS – POSSIBLE FUTURE ROLE OF MR SPEAKER – 31 October 2019

Michael Fabricant: ... My right hon. Friend – indeed the whole House – will be aware that 1,200 years ago, Archbishop Hygeberht was the Archbishop of Lichfield. It seems to me that you, Mr Speaker, could have a future role in your retirement as the Archbishop of Lichfield –

​Dr Julian Lewis: Canterbury!

Michael Fabricant: No, Lichfield. We want him in Lichfield and then the hard work done by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York could be shared. We have that precedent; we want you now.

The Second Church Estates Commissioner (Dame Caroline Spelman): Fortunately, I had a little advance notice of the tenor of my hon. Friend’s question. He is absolutely right that, for around 16 years between 787 and 803, there was an Archbishop of Lichfield. ...