Lords Spiritual

25.26The ceremony of introduction of a bishop or archbishop is similar to that observed in the case of a temporal Lord, but Lords Spiritual are not preceded by Garter or Black Rod and have no Letters Patent to present. The bishop is conducted by two supporting bishops to the appropriate bench. Archbishops may act as supporters at the introductions of bishops, and bishops may so act at the introductions of archbishops. The bishop's writ of summons is read by the Reading Clerk (a bishop has no letters patent).