February 22, 2017
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury has spent the day in Kenya as he concludes his visit to a number of countries in the region. He met the Primate of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, who was elected last year as well as provincial staff. He also met the chair of CAPA (the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa), Archbishop Albert Chama; themes under discussion included the drought situation in Kenya, strife in South Sudan...
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 meeting in Canterbury as an opportunity for relaxed fellowship and mutual consultation. He invites the primates to submit items for the agenda and says he’s aware of the pressures under which many...
January 18, 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 Sentamu said:
“This year, churches around the world will be marking the great significance of the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation in Europe,...
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 crucified him. The day after the bombing, the Provost of the Cathedral, an extraordinary man called Dick Howard, made a commitment not to revenge...
December 25, 2016
Archbishop Justin Welby’s sermon preached at Canterbury Cathedral the morning of Dec. 25.
The normal processes of life do not stop because we are celebrating Christmas...
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 Mother, the God bearer, came to dwell among us, Emmanuel....