May 18, 2016
[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has given his strong support to the work of community-based responses to the global AIDS epidemic.
In a video message released in advance of this year’s High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS (June 8-10), Welby celebrates the great progress that has been made to eliminate AIDS as a threatening global disease by 2030, and calls for a “great further step” the mobilization of “political, financial, technical and...
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...