April 10, 2016
April 9, 2016
[Lambeth Palace press release] Following media reports, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has released the following personal statement.
A PERSONAL STATEMENT BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY JUSTIN WELBY
In the last month I have discovered that my biological father is not Gavin Welby but, in fact, the late Sir Anthony Montague Browne.
This comes as a complete surprise.
My mother (Jane Williams) and father (Gavin Welby) were both...
April 8, 2016
[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has this afternoon briefed members of the Anglican Consultative Council, meeting at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Zambia, on the outcome of the primates’ gathering and meeting that took place in Canterbury Cathedral in January. This is the text of his address.
Thank you to all of the delegates here for this opportunity to talk to you generally about the...
March 31, 2016
[Lambeth Palace press release] Text of Archbishop Justin Welby’s Easter letter to partners and heads of other churches around the world.
This Eastertide I greet you once again in the name of the Risen Christ, our Lord and Saviour!
We live in times in which the ultimate hope of our faith seems particularly difficult to communicate, and we look to find reassurance in the midst of doubt, courage in the face of despair, and joy in the depths of pain. Dear friends...
March 29, 2016
[Episcopal News Service] Forming a monastic community of young adults at Lambeth Palace to embrace a yearlong commitment to prayer, study and service may have been an audacious experiment, but members of its first class say the initiative has been a major triumph and an extraordinary life-changing experience.
“It’s been grounding, deeply rewarding,” says the Rev. Shannon Preston, one of two Episcopalians who joined the Community of St. Anselm for its first “year...
March 28, 2016
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s Easter Day sermon preached at Canterbury Cathedral.
‘A World Transformed, A Life of Hope’
Last night, at Harty church, on the tip of Sheppey, with the wind howling, lit by candles, warmed by one another, we celebrated the light of Christ that, full of joy and hope, we carry into a world of fear and darkness. In the shadow of Brussels, with the memory of...
March 22, 2016
[Lambeth Palace press release] Responding to events in Brussels this morning, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said:
“In the great Holy Week of Christian prayer and mercy, the Brussels attacks shock all those who seek peace and justice through the terrible cruelty and utter separation from all that is of God. Once again we see the contrast between the vain efforts to terrify through indiscriminate murder, and the call of God to be those who show mercy, who seek...