Archbishop of Canterbury on first visit to Gaza

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Justin Welby, accompanied by the Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem, the Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani, has visited two hospitals in Gaza City, led worship in the chapel of the city’s Anglican hospital, and met members of Gaza’s Christian community on the third day of his official trip to the Holy Land. […]

Thy Kingdom Come: Episcopal Church joins Worldwide Anglican Communion campaign calling for prayer

#Pledge2Pray effort begins on May 5

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church has joined the worldwide Anglican Communion in Thy Kingdom Come, a campaign initiated by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby calling for prayer by individuals, congregations and families. Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension […]

Archbishop of Canterbury reflects on meeting Iraqi Christians in Jordan

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop Justin and Caroline Welby visited St Paul’s Anglican Church in Amman, Jordan, with Archbishop Suheil Dawani, the Anglican bishop in Jerusalem on the first day of his visit to Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. “The intense suffering of Iraqi Christians does not end when they leave Iraq. As I listened, […]

Archbishop of Canterbury in Kenya on last leg of African whistlestop tour

[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 […]

Updated: Archbishop of Canterbury sets out vision for 2017 primates meeting

Episcopal Church Anglican Consultative Council members issue statement on ACNS story's claims

Editor’s note: This post was updated at 5:05 p.m. EST Feb. 1 to add the following statement from the Episcopal Church’s three Anglican Consultative Council members in response to the Anglican Communion News Service story below. Statement from the Episcopal Church’s members of the Anglican Consultative Council As the Episcopal Church’s members of the Anglican […]

Reformation Anniversary: Statement from the archbishops of Canterbury and York

[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 […]

Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2017 New Year message

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, […]

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas sermon

Archbishop Justin Welby’s sermon preached at Canterbury Cathedral the morning of Dec. 25. Luke 2:1-20 The normal processes of life do not stop because we are celebrating Christmas; today 360,000 babies will be born, 151,000 people will die. Life in all its rawness continues to happen to people both far away and close to us, even if news-gathering slackens.  News does not stop […]

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Ecumenical Christmas Letter

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. In November, I visited […]

Church of Pakistan reflects on Archbishop Justin Welby’s visit

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Pakistan has reflected on the “short and brief, but very hectic and blessed” visit by the Archbishop of Canterbury earlier this month. Welby used the visit to meet with victims of recent terror attacks in the country. The Church’s coordinating officer, the Rt. Rev. Mano Rumalshah, said that […]