July 14, 2015
[Lambeth Palace] The church must ‘look outwards’ to tackle climate change, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said July 14 during a debate at the General Synod in York.
Welby spoke in a debate on a background paper from the Environment Working Group, Combating Climate...
July 10, 2015
[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said “our prayers around the world” are for an end to violence in South Sudan as the country marks four years of independence.
Archbishop Justin Welby said:
“As South Sudan celebrates the fourth anniversary of its hard-won independence, our prayers around the world are for an immediate end to senseless hostilities and for peace to take root. So many civilian men,...
July 7, 2015
[Lambeth Palace] On the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said:
“Today, the survivors and families of the 7/7 London attacks continue the journey that those of Tunisia have just begun. Our hearts grieve with those who lost loved ones ten years ago, and with those so suddenly and cruelly bereaved less than a fortnight ago. We hold them all before God and our spirits call out to Christ to strengthen them.
July 6, 2015
[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby conducted the baptism of Princess Charlotte at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham, on July 5. Read the text of his homily below.
“It seems that different forms of ambition are hard-wired into almost all of us. At a baptism our ambitions...
June 30, 2015
[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on June 30 expressed deep concern about the stress for the Anglican Communion following the Episcopal Church House of Bishops’ approval of a resolution to change the definition of marriage in the canons so that any reference to marriage as between a man and a woman is removed.
While recognizing the prerogative of The Episcopal Church to address issues appropriate to its own context, Archbishop Justin...
June 17, 2015
[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has joined faith leaders in Britain pledging to fast and pray for the success of key international negotiations over climate change, in a new declaration warning of the “huge challenge” facing the world over global warming.
Representatives of the major faiths, including Welby, said climate change has already hit the poorest of the world hardest and urgent action is needed now to protect future...
June 16, 2015
[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on June 15 attended the Magna Carta 800th anniversary celebration at Runnymede in Berkshire.
Speaking at the celebrations, which were led by The Queen and attended by senior members of the British royal family, and parliamentarians led by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, the archbishop said:
“Archbishop Stephen Langton was mediator between the King and his barons...
June 1, 2015
[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby preached on Sunday, May 31, at Muen Church, Shanghai, China. In his sermon, the archbishop spoke of “the community of the church” in the light of the Trinity.
Welby is visiting China May 27 to June 5 at the joint invitation of SARA (China State Administration for Religious Affairs) and CCC/TSPM (China Christian Council/National Committee of Three-Self Patriotic Association of the...
May 11, 2015
[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby preached at the Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey marking the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe.
The service was attended by veterans and their families, representatives of Allied nations and Commonwealth countries who fought alongside Britain in the conflict, and senior government and military representatives.