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February 1, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has written to every primate in the Anglican Communion to set out his hopes for the next Primates’ Meeting, which will take place in Canterbury in Oct. 2-6.

In the letter, Welby sets out his vision for the...

January 31, 2017

Editor’s note: This post was updated at 5:05 p.m. EST Feb. 1 to add the following statement from the Episcopal Church’s three Anglican Consultative Council members in response to the Anglican Communion News Service story below.

Statement from the Episcopal Church’s members of theAnglican...

January 17, 2017

[Lambeth Palace press release] Ahead of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017, which starts Jan. 18, the archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a joint statement on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of York John...

January 1, 2017

Read the transcript of the Archbishop’s message:

Recently I stood in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral, which was bombed on 14th November, 1940. On the remains of the wall behind the altar are written the words, ‘Father Forgive’ – echoing the words that Jesus prayed as his enemies...

January 1, 2017

Read the transcript of the Archbishop’s message:

Recently I stood in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral, which was bombed on 14th November, 1940. On the remains of the wall behind the altar are written the words, ‘Father Forgive’ – echoing the words that Jesus prayed as his enemies...

December 25, 2016

Thursday 22nd December 2016

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

Christmas 2016, Lambeth Palace, London

Greetings in the name of Jesus, the Word made flesh who by the action of God and the obedience of His blessed...

November 30, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Pakistan has reflected on the “short and brief, but very hectic and blessed” visit by the Archbishop of Canterbury earlier this month. Welby used the visit to meet with victims of recent terror attacks in the country. The Church’s...

November 29, 2016

[Lambeth Palace press release] Lambeth Palace has announced the appointment of Ruth Mawhinney as head of media to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Mawhinney is currently editor of Christian Today.

This is a new role which will oversee day-to-day contact with the media and provide...

November 28, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has spoken of his “deep concern” over the situation in South Sudan, after a meeting with a delegation of the country’s church leaders. The ecumenical delegation from the South Sudan Council of Churches called on...

November 28, 2016

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Nov. 25 welcomed the ecumenical delegation of the South Sudan Council of Churches, following their recent visit to Pope Francis in Rome.

The delegation briefed the Archbishop of Canterbury on the situation in...

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