Archbishop of Canterbury


June 20, 2002

According to an article in the June 20 issue of the London Times by religion correspondent Ruth Gledhill, Archbishop Rowan Williams of Wales is the first choice of the Crown Appointments Commission to be the next archbishop of Canterbury.

The paper said it had learned that Williams was...

March 6, 2002

According to the London Times, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, retired primate of the church in southern Africa, says that the Church of England should consider appointing a non-English bishop to replace Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey when he retires this fall.

A former member of the...

January 9, 2002

Archbishop Michael Peers of the Anglican Church of Canada says that the nation is moving dangerously close to eliminating all mention of religion in public life.In a New Year's Day sermon in Ottawa's Christ Church Cathedral, Peers said that Canada prides itself on its multiculturalism yet is...

January 8, 2002

The Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, has officially announced his retirement.

A press release from Lambeth Palace states that 'his intentions have been conveyed to the Queen, who is Supreme Governor of the Church of England and who formally appoints an Archbishop of Canterbury.'...

September 19, 2001

An extensive review of the role of the archbishop of Canterbury within the Church of England and as head of the worldwide Anglican Communion has recommended some significant changes.

'It seemed to me both timely and desirable to take a fresh look at the demands and expectations of the...

September 11, 2001

Statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey, has spoken of his deep distress and sadness at the news from the United States.

'I was appalled to learn of the terrible tragedies across the United States. The scale of the carnage and...

September 25, 1998

Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey and his wife Eileen, and Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold and his wife Phoebe, broke their vacations to attend a fundraising dinner and a morning Eucharist at a Connecticut parish that has provided generous support for the Anglican Communion.