Online bettors think the Rt. Rev. Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham, will likely be chosen to succeed the Most Rev. Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury.
Paddy Power has Welby at 6-4, ahead of Bishop Graham James of Norwich and Bishop Christopher Cocksworth of Coventry at 5-2.
Oddschecker runs down all of the online action here. The odds have been responsive to press coverage, so it remains to be seen how some recent speculation that Bishop Richard Chartres of London–who doesn’t support the ordination of women as priests–will be tabbed as a short-timer to give Welby an opportunity to acquire diocesan seasoning.