It appears that 200 were commissioned for sale at the York Minister Bookshop and then within minutes of going on sale were completely sold out. Zip. Not one left. Not even for the Archbishop of York himself, who, alas, was unable to acquire one for his own tree (note to self: check eBay). Looks like he’ll have to go with this one instead.
However, we are pleased to report that all is not lost. The Official Archbishop of Canterbury Teddy Bear is still in full supply (note to self: put on BB’s Christmas Wish List) at the Canterbury Cathedral Bookshop. We must say we are quite relieved. At least no one is going to prison over that.