May 17, 2013
[Lambeth Palace] Two days before the Feast of Pentecost, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said the Holy Spirit “gives us a love for the world around us, and the capacity to both speak and act in a way that is revolutionary”.
In a short film (available here) produced by Lambeth Palace, Archbishop Justin adds that the Holy Spirit “draws Christians from very different background and tradition together, in a body that loves...
April 18, 2013
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby sent the following message to the 2nd Worldwide Anglican Peace Conference, meeting April 16-22 in Okinawa, Japan.
Take heart, it is I, do not be afraid” (Matthew 14.27)
The call of Jesus Christ unites us across nations, across oceans and across continents. I greet you all as you gather for the 2nd Worldwide Anglican Peace Conference in Okinawa.
I chose these words from St Matthew’s Gospel for the inauguration of my ministry as...
April 16, 2013
[Lambeth Palace] In an interview for the ‘Travellers’ Tales’ radio show, Archbishop Justin spoke about finding God, his prayer habits, and how the church can be a symbol of unity.
Archbishop Justin’s earliest encounters with Christianity, as a schoolboy at Eton College, were not particularly inspiring.
“The main point of chapel was to finish learning the French irregular verbs that you hadn’t learned the previous evening because you were...
April 15, 2013
[Lambeth Palace -- Press Release] Addressing claims that foreign aid is a waste of British taxpayers’ money, Archbishop Justin writes that “not all aid is good, but not all aid is dead.”
Writing on his blog today, Archbishop Justin acknowledged recent criticisms in the press that a proportion of foreign aid gets wasted or sucked up in corruption....
April 8, 2013
[Lambeth Palace] “It was with sadness that I heard the news of the death of Baroness Thatcher and my prayers are with her son and daughter, her grandchildren, family and friends. It is right that today we give thanks for a life devoted to public service, acknowledging also the faith that inspired and sustained her.”
April 4, 2013
[Lambeth Palace -- Press Release] Listen to four programmes recorded by the BBC’s Daily Service during Archbishop Justin’s prayer journey last month
Archbishop Justin, wearing his Coventry Cross of Nails, is greeted by the people of Coventry and Warwickshire. Friday 15 March 2013. (Photograph: Coventry diocese)
In the lead up to his...
March 31, 2013
[Lambeth Palace -- Press Release] Archbishop Justin has said in his Easter sermon that pinning hopes on individuals in politics and public life is “always a mistake”. But he said Holy Week and Easter remind us of the power of God and the fallibility of human beings – lessons which liberate us to be merciful with each other.
Speaking at Canterbury Cathedral 10 days after his inauguration, the Archbishop of Canterbury used his first Easter sermon today to...
March 25, 2013
[Episcopal News Service] Snow and ice hit Kent on the morning of March 23, the day the diocese welcomed its new archbishop at a special service at Canterbury Cathedral. Even with the bitter cold, hundreds filled the cathedral as a smiling Archbishop Justin Welby entered the West Door accompanied by the Very Rev. Robert Willis, cathedral dean, and Bishop of Dover the Trevor Willmott.
During the service, titled “Our Jouney into Holy Week,” several people offered...
March 22, 2013
[Diocese of Egypt] Millions of people in the Anglican Communion are focusing at this time on the Enthronement of the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. For us, Canterbury is of great historical significance because it was the starting point of Anglicanism.
I am among many who appreciated the contribution of Archbishop Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, during the last ten years. I am also sure that he will continue to contribute through...