Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby excited by prospect of “extraordinary” Primates’ Meeting

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury has been speaking of his excitement at the prospect of next month’s Primates’ Meeting. Justin Welby has invited primates and moderators from around the Anglican Communion to Canterbury for the Oct. 2-6 meeting. The gathering gives Anglican leaders an opportunity to discuss major issues within their provinces, […]

Archbishop Justin Welby joins new UN advisory board on mediation

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has joined 17 other global leaders and experts on a new United Nations High Level Advisory Board on Mediation. The board was established by António Guterres, nine months into his tenure as UN secretary-general. It is part of a “surge in diplomacy for peace” that […]

Archbishop of Canterbury backs ‘sex-workers’ charity

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has given his backing to a charity set up to support women involved in the “sex industry”. Charis Tiwala works to “give people in the sex industry the opportunity for choice again; a choice to exit if they wish, and a choice to rebuild a new […]

Archbishop of Canterbury calls Mothers’ Union ‘the heart and love of the church’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby paid tribute to the Anglican mission agency Mothers’ Union on July 30, describing the agency as “the heart and love of the church.” Speaking at the inauguration of the new Anglican Province of Sudan in Khartoum, the archbishop said he recognized “the importance of Mothers’ Union […]

Former Archbishop of Canterbury resigns from church role after historical abuse review

[Anglican Communion News Service] Lord Carey, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury for 11 years until 2002, has stepped down from his last formal role in the Church of England after being criticized in an independent review of the church’s handling of sex abuse. The review, into disgraced former Bishop Peter Ball, who was jailed two […]

Archbishop of Canterbury reacts to independent report on bishop misconduct

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Justin Welby has said an independent report into sexual misconduct by a disgraced Church of England bishop makes for “harrowing reading.” The Archbishop commissioned the report – “An Abuse of Faith” – after Bishop Peter Ball was convicted in 2015 of misconduct in public office and indecent assaults against teenagers and […]

Archbishop of Canterbury recognizes outstanding service to the church

[Anglican Communion News Service] More than 35 people from around the world have been recognized with awards for outstanding service to the church in a ceremony at Lambeth Palace. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby presented the awards saying he wanted the lives and actions of those receiving these awards, which exemplified the Church’s beliefs and values, to […]

Archbishop of Canterbury praises for ‘bridge-building’ archbishop of Jerusalem

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has concluded his longest pastoral visit to a diocese outside the Church of England by praising the archbishop of Jerusalem’s “bridge-building” work between Israelis and Palestinians. The diocese, in the province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, includes Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. Full article.

Archbishop of Canterbury talks of suffering during sermon at St George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem

[Anglican Communion News Service] The experience of the church in this region has been of a suffering church for centuries. Sometimes life has been better, sometimes it is less bad. But the nature of suffering is that when it is happening it is all consuming. Every part of life is dominated by it. That is true […]

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. […]