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Archbishop's gives lecture on 'Christian hope' in Moscow


Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Read the Archbishop's lecture on theology, anthropology and Christian hope, delivered yesterday at the Postgraduate Institute of St Cyril and St Methodius.…

Archbishop of Canterbury visits Moscow


Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby made a three-day visit to Moscow, where he met with the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.

Joint Declaration by the Archbishop and the Patriarch of Moscow


Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia made this joint declaration in Moscow today.

Archbishop and Patriarch of Moscow issue joint statement on persecuted Christians


Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishop of Canterbury and Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia made this joint declaration in Moscow today.

Archbishop of Canterbury meets Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, at Lambeth Palace


Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishop of Canterbury welcomed His Beatitude the Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, to Lambeth Palace last week.

Archbishop preaches at the centenary celebrations of All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi


Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Read Archbishop Justin's sermon given at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi on Sunday 5 November as part of the Cathedral's centenary celebrations.

Archbishop marks agreement with Catholic and Lutheran Churches on 500th Anniversary of the Reformation


Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishop of Canterbury has marked an act of reconciliation between the Catholic and Protestant churches on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Archbishop of Canterbury's sermon at Reformation 500th anniversary service


Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Read Archbishop Justin Welby's sermon preached at Westminster Abbey today, during a service marking 500 years since the start of the Reformation.

Archbishop Justin installs new director of Anglican Centre in Rome


Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Bernard Ntatohuri was installed as the new Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome today by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Archbishop makes two key appointments to Lambeth Palace team


Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Revd Canon Dr Flora Winfield has been appointed Special Representative to the Commonwealth, and Rosemary Nuamah Williams as Social and Public Affairs…

Archbishop welcomes crossbench peerage for Bishop Richard Chartres


Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishop of Canterbury has warmly welcomed the announcement by 10 Downing Street that the former Bishop of London is to be made a life peer.

Thy Kingdom Come film 'The Light' wins Jerusalem Award


Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

A film about the power of prayer and the life-transforming love of Jesus Christ, created for the Thy Kingdom Come 2017 campaign, was recognised at this…

Archbishop of Canterbury launches international peacemakers movement


Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Reconciling Leaders Network will train the next generation of leaders to be reconcilers in every area of society and life.

Archbishop meets new Apostolic Nuncio


Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin welcomed Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams to Lambeth Palace.

Archbishop of Canterbury's Rosh Hoshanah 2017 message


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby's message to all those celebrating Rosh Hoshanah:

Archbishop welcomes Met Police to Lambeth Palace


Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Eighty police officers from across London joined the morning Eucharist at Lambeth Palace today.

Archbishop joins UN Secretary-General?s advisory board on mediation


Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby, is one of 18 global leaders and experts who have been asked by UN Secretary-General António Guterres to form a new High-Level…

Archbishop hosts launch of ?Making Africa Work: A Handbook for Economic Success?


Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishop of Canterbury hosted a launch event for a new book on Africa?s economy, whose co-authors include former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun…

Independent Reviewer?s report on See of Sheffield published


Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

A report of the review of nomination to the See of Sheffield by the independent reviewer Sir Philip Mawer has been published today.

Bishop Tim Thornton commissioned as new Bishop at Lambeth


Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby commissioned and licensed Bishop Tim Thornton as the new Bishop to HM Forces, Bishop for the Falkland Islands and Bishop at Lambeth…

HE Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O?Connor


Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The news of the death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O-Connor today represents a loss to his innumerable friends, to the church and to the country.

Archbishop of Canterbury becomes patron of charity Charis Tiwala


Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Charis Tiwala is pleased to announce the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, as its patron.

Archbishop preaches at inauguration of new Province of Sudan


Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Read the Archbishop's sermon given at All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum on Sunday 30 July as Sudan was inaugurated as the latest province of the Anglican…

Joint Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York


Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

A statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Act of Parliament passed in 1967 which decriminalised homosexual acts in our Country

Archbishop Justin Licenses new Archdeacon to the Army


Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop of Canterbury licenses and collates the Revd Clinton Langston as the new Archdeacon to the Army

President and Vice President of the Methodist Conference Visit Lambeth Palace


Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Accompanied by senior figures from both churches the President, Vice-President and Archbishop discussed matters of mutual concern and were encouraged by…

Archbishop preaches at service for the new Parliament


Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Read the Archbishop of Canterbury's sermon at the Service for the New Parliament at St Margaret's, Westminster, this morning.

Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury on the Peter Ball report


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Statement by Archbishop Justin Welby on the publication today of the independent report by Dame Moira Gibb into the Church's handling of the Bishop Peter…

Archbishop condemns attack on Muslims in Finsbury Park


Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Responding to the attack on Muslims in Finsbury Park last night, Archbishop Justin said today:

Archbishop preaches at 'service of hope' after London Bridge attack


Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Read the Archbishop's sermon at the Service of Hope at Southwark Cathedral today following the London Bridge terror attack two weeks ago.

Archbishop of Canterbury's Awards ceremony held at Lambeth Palace


Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Over 35 people from around the world were recognised with awards for outstanding service to the church in a ceremony at Lambeth Palace on Friday.

Archbishop of Canterbury's statement on the General Election


Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby's statement today in response to the result of the UK General Election

Archbishop Justin on the London attacks


Sun, 04 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby condemned the terrorist attacks and said the people of London are responding with "courage, resilience and determination".

Archbishop gives Radio 4 Thought For The Day


Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Read the script of the Archbishop's Thought For The Day on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning.

Barack Obama, Chancellor Merkel and Archbishop Welby send message to Manchester


Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishop posted the message on social media after meeting with the former US president and the German chancellor in Berlin today.

Archbishop Justin on the launch of Thy Kingdom Come


Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In the week of the terrible attack in Manchester, the Archbishop reflects on the importance of coming together in prayer for people to know God's love.…

Hundreds of thousands worldwide prepare to pray Thy Kingdom Come


Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Christians across England and around the world will gather to pray for evangelism between Ascension and Pentecost.

Archbishop of Canterbury concludes visit to the Holy Land


Sat, 13 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby spent 10 days visiting Jordan, Israel and Palestine.

Archbishop of Canterbury welcomes HH Pope Tawadros II to Lambeth Palace


Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin and Pope Tawadros met at Lambeth Palace before attending Evensong together at Westminster Abbey.

Archbishops speaks with young people in Israel about reconciliation


Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby spoke about reconciliation with Jewish and Arab young people at the Peres Centre for Peace in Jaffa, Tel Aviv.

Archbishop preaches at St George's Cathedral in Jerusalem


Sun, 07 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Read the Archbishop of Canterbury's sermon during the Sunday morning Communion at St George's Anglican Cathedral today.

General Election 2017: Archbishops highlight the place of faith in British life


Sat, 06 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Faith has a central role to play in politics and this general election, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York say today.

Archbishop of Canterbury visits Gaza


Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby made his first visit to Gaza today, on the third day of his 10-day official trip to the Holy Land.

Archbishop and Chief Rabbi meet friends of Hannah Bladon in Jerusalem


Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishop and Chief Rabbi heard tributes from friends of the British student who was murdered in Israel last month.

Archbishop of Canterbury and Chief Rabbi visit Yad Vashem


Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby and Chief Rabbi Mirvis visited Israel?s Holocaust museum, after praying together at the Western Wall.

Archbishop reflects on meeting Iraqi Christians in Jordan


Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby reflects on meeting Iraqi Christians in Jordan, on the first day of his visit to Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.…

The Archbishop of Canterbury's Easter 2017 Sermon


Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby's sermon preached during the Sung Eucharist at Canterbury Cathedral this morning.

The Archbishop's 3rd Holy Week lecture: 'Building Resilience'


Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Read the Archbishop of Canterbury's 3rd Holy Week lecture at Canterbury Cathedral last night.

The Archbishop of Canterbury's Ecumenical Easter Letter


Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby's Easter letter to partners and heads of churches around the world:

The Archbishop's 2nd Holy Week Lecture: 'Have we lost our national nerve?'


Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Read the Archbishop of Canterbury's second of three Holy Week lectures on British values, delivered at Canterbury Cathedral last night.

The Archbishop's 1st Holy Week Lecture: 'Are we together for more than we can get out of it?'


Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Read the Archbishop of Canterbury's first of three Holy Week lectures on British values, delivered at Canterbury Cathedral last night.

Bishop Tim Thornton announced as new Bishop at Lambeth


Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Bishop Tim will take up the post in September, replacing Bishop Nigel Stock, who is retiring.

Archbishop Justin to attend Spring Harvest


Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop John Sentamu will speak at the festival, whose theme this year is unity.

Bishop of Sheffield: Joint statement by Archbishops of Canterbury and York


Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York made this joint statement today on the recent events surrounding the nomination of Bishop Philip North as Bishop…

Archbishop of Canterbury hosts Orthodox Church of Greece delegation at Lambeth Palace


Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby welcomed the delegation to Lambeth on Monday.

London attack: Archbishop of Canterbury responds in House of Lords


Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Paying tribute to victims and first responders, Archbishop Justin Welby spoke of the "deep values" in British society that give us the strength to persevere.…

Archbishop of Canterbury welcomes new Director of Anglican Centre in Rome


Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi will be Representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome.

Bishop Nigel Stock leads prayer at Iraq and Afghanistan wars memorial


Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The memorial was unveiled by HM The Queen in central London this morning.

Bishop Nigel Stock announces retirement as Bishop at Lambeth


Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Bishop at Lambeth, the Rt Rev Nigel Stock, has announced that he will be retiring in August.

European Union: Archbishop of Canterbury's speech in Lords debate


Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Read the Archbishop's speech in the Lords today during the Report stage of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill.

Looking back on the Archbishop?s visit to Anglicans in Burundi, Rwanda, DRC and Kenya


Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby made an official visit to the Anglican Church of Rwanda and spent time with the Primates of Burundi, Congo and Kenya…

Archbishop visits Provinces of Burundi, Congo, Rwanda and Kenya


Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin and Caroline Welby spent a week visiting Anglican Primates and their Churches.

Lambeth Palace garden opens to visitors for 2017


Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Come and visit the oldest continuously cultivated garden in London.

Statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury following today?s General Synod


Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Statement from Archbishop Justin Welby following the General Synod?s vote ?not to take note? of a Report by the House of Bishops on the report earlier…

General Synod: Archbishop of Canterbury's Presidential Address


Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Read Archbishop Justin Welby's Presidential Address this afternoon to the Church of England General Synod in London.

Archbishop of Canterbury's statement on child refugees


Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Responding to the government's announcement on child refugees and the Dubs Amendment, Archbishop Justin Welby said today:

Archbishop hosts retirement dinner for Bishop of London


Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the private dinner last night marking the retirement of Bishop Richard Chartres.

?Sins Before Our Eyes? ? Archbishop joins with Ecumenical Patriarch to fight modern slavery


Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin and Patriarch Bartholomew issue joint statement on modern slavery at forum in Istanbul.

Archbishop of Canterbury's speech at Istanbul forum on modern slavery


Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Read Archbishop Justin Welby's speech at the 'Sins Before Our Eyes' forum on modern slavery, delivered in Istanbul yesterday.

Thy Kingdom Come 2017: Archbishop of Canterbury launches #PledgeToPray


Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishop of Canterbury is encouraging Christians of all denominations to #Pledge2Pray as part of global prayer movement Thy Kingdom Come.

Comment by the Archbishop of Canterbury in response to the statement by the Bishop of Guildford


Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Comment by Archbishop Justin Welby in response to the statement by the Bishop of Guildford

Statement on behalf of the Archbishop of Canterbury


Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Statement on behalf of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, following reports by Channel 4 News:

Prince of Wales attends Anglican Centre in Rome anniversary at Lambeth Palace


Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishop of Canterbury welcomed HRH The Prince of Wales to Lambeth Palace last night to celebrate 50 years of the Anglican Centre in Rome (ACR).

Collusion of the silent majority: Archbishop on Holocaust Memorial Day


Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby warned against a culture of ?collusion with evil? in his address to the annual Holocaust Memorial Day service in Westminster…

Dethroning Mammon: The Archbishop's 2017 Lent Book


Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In his first full-length book, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby looks at the subject of money and materialism.

Reformation Anniversary: Statement from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York


Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Ahead of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017, which starts tomorrow, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a joint statement on the…

Isabelle Hamley licensed as Archbishop's Chaplain


Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby licensed the Revd Isabelle Hamley as his new Chaplain at Lambeth Palace today.

'It defies description': Archbishop Justin on visiting Auschwitz


Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

After visiting Auschwitz earlier this week, the Archbishop reflects on recognising and responding to evil.

Archbishop Justin preaches at St George?s Cathedral, Cape Town, South Africa


Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishop of Canterbury preached this sermon during Evensong at St George?s Cathedral, Cape Town, South Africa, on Friday 30th December 2016.

The Archbishop of Canterbury's 2017 New Year Message


Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Watch and read the Archbishop of Canterbury's BBC New Year Message

The Archbishop of Canterbury's Christmas Sermon


Sun, 25 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Read Archbishop Justin Welby's sermon preached at Canterbury Cathedral this morning:

The Archbishop of Canterbury's Ecumenical Christmas Letter


Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Read the Archbishop's Christmas letter to churches around the world

Cairo bombing: Churches Together in England Presidents issue joint statement


Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby has joined fellow Presidents of Churches Together in England in calling for prayer after the attack on Coptic Christians in Cairo…

Archbishop Justin writes in Radio Times backing Radio 4's Christmas Appeal


Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Writing in the Radio Times, the Archbishop of Canterbury encourages people to support Radio 4's Christmas Appeal with St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Archbishop Justin visits centre for refugees


Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishop said it was "inspiring to see how generously Coventry is welcoming refugees" during a visit to the city.

Archbishop gives homily at Advent service for MPs and staff


Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby preached this homily at the annual Advent service at Lambeth Palace for parliamentarians and their staff.

Archbishop of Canterbury's speech in Lords debate on UK values


Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin Welby led a debate in the House of Lords today on the shared values underpinning our national life and their role in shaping public policy.…

Ruth Mawhinney announced as Archbishop of Canterbury's head of media


Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The current Christian Today editor will take up the new role at Lambeth Palace in January.

Archbishop and Moderator sign Columba Declaration


Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Russell Barr, signed the Columba Declaration…

Archbishop Justin welcomes South Sudan Council of Churches to Lambeth Palace


Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishop met and prayed with the ecumenical delegation of the South Sudan Council of Churches at Lambeth Palace today.

Archbishop of Canterbury visits Pakistan


Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Archbishop Justin visited Pakistan this weekend to express solidarity with church communities across the country.

New Ecumenical Adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury announced


Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The Revd Dr Will Adam will take up the combined role of Ecumenical Adviser to the Archbishop and Ecumenical Officer at the Council of Christian Unity.…

Archbishop Justin Welby on ?the common good and a shared vision for the next century?


Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Read the Archbishop of Canterbury?s address on a future vision for Europe, delivered this evening at the Catholic Institute of Paris during a ceremony…

Archbishop Justin meets with Archbishop of Kenya at Lambeth Palace


Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishops shared a time of fellowship and prayer at Lambeth Palace this morning.

Archbishop and Chief Rabbi launch Rabbis and Priests Social Action Initiative


Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Today at Lambeth Palace ?In Good Faith?, a new Christian-Jewish dialogue project, was launched.

Archbishop Justin preaches at Year of Mercy closing service at Westminster Cathedral


Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishop joined Cardinal Vincent Nichols for the closing of the Door of Mercy at Westminster Cathedral last night. Archbishop Justin preached for…

US Election: Statement from Archbishop Justin Welby


Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Following the result of the US Presidential election, the Archbishop of Canterbury said today:

Archbishop's Representative to the Holy See and Director of Anglican Centre in Rome


Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The Anglican Centre in Rome promotes Christian unity in a divided world.

Archbishop announces Isabelle Hamley as new Chaplain


Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The Revd Isabelle Hamley will take up the role of Archbishop of Canterbury?s Chaplain at Lambeth Palace in January.

Archbishop's speech in Abu Dhabi on religious freedom


Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The Archbishop of Canterbury gave the opening keynote address today at a dialogue on integration, religious freedom and flourishing societies organised…