January 21, 2016
[Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury has written a reflection on the meeting of Anglican Primates in Canterbury last week.
Last week the Primates of the Anglican Communion gathered in Canterbury for a week of prayer and discussion. You might well have been following the events in the media. I want to share some thoughts of my own here about what took place last week – which was without doubt one of the most extraordinary weeks I have ever experienced.
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January 11, 2016
[Episcopal News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is hoping that senior Anglican leaders meeting in Canterbury, England, this week might be able to find a path towards reconciliation rather than schism over deeply held differences of opinion concerning human sexuality issues.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program ahead of the Jan. 11-16 meeting, Welby said, “Certainly I want...
January 8, 2016
[Episcopal News Service] The Anglican Communion is being called to prayer as its 38 primates – the senior archbishops, presiding bishops and moderators – head to Canterbury, England, next week for their first official meeting in five years.
“I invite Episcopalians to join me in prayer for this gathering, that God will be fully present with us and that we may follow our Lord Jesus in the ways of His love and in so doing be part of God’s blessing to the world,” said...
January 6, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “I look forward to being present with my fellow primates,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry said concerning the upcoming Anglican Communion Primates Meeting.
Presiding Bishop Curry will join Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the other Primates of the 38 Anglican Communion Provinces when they meet in Canterbury, England,...
[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is asking people to pray for the primates of the Anglican Communion who will be meeting in Canterbury Jan. 11-16. The leaders of the 38 Anglican provinces will be at the gathering, which was called by Archbishop Justin Welby in September last year.
Welby says: “As we approach the Primates Meeting we need to recognize that we’re going to be dealing with some very...
January 1, 2016
[Episcopal News Service] In his 2016 New Year message, Archbishop Justin Welby says Jesus’s example shows us why we must love and welcome refugees and strangers.
Read the transcript of the message:
Marsh Academy is a school in my own diocese of Canterbury. Today, I’ve been meeting and chatting to some of the students – an experience I found very uplifting.
I had the honour to meet, privately, an inspiring boy, who at just 14 fled his...
December 25, 2015
[Lambeth Palace] Read Archbishop Justin Welby’s Christmas sermon preached at Canterbury Cathedral this morning.
At a Carol service last week I met Mary Berry. She was a delight, and it was a privilege to meet her. The conversation was going so well – I can bluff even when it comes to Bake Off – until the person next to me spoiled it ever so slightly by saying “Justin has never watched a single complete episode...
December 14, 2015
[Lambeth Palace] Welcoming the climate deal reached in Paris this weekend, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said the global church must be a key partner in tackling climate change. Welby’s statement follows.
I warmly welcome the agreement that almost 200 states came to in Paris on Saturday, setting a clear and ambitious path towards tackling global climate change.
Earlier this year I, alongside many other faith...