Archbishop of Canterbury to address 2013 Methodist Conference

By staff writers
May 29, 2013

The Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will address the annual British Methodist Conference on Wednesday 10 July 2013.

It will be the first time he has addressed the Conference, which this year meets at Central Hall, Westminster.

The Archbishop was invited by the President Designate of the Methodist Conference, the Rev Ruth Gee, who is chair of the Darlington District and worked with Archbishop Welby when he was Anglican Bishop of Durham.

Archbishop Welby will speak on the topic 'Resourcing a Search for the Common Good'.

An oil industry executive before he entered ordained Church of England ministry, and currently a member of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, the Archbishop has written widely on the ethics of business and finance.

After his talk, Welby will take questions from members of the Conference.

The annual Conference is the governing body of the Methodist Church, and is made up of 308 lay and ordained full members representing all aspects of the Church in Britain, plus a number of associate members representing partner churches in Britain and worldwide.

The Conference meets in different locations each year. This year’s meeting is at Central Hall Westminster from 4-11 July.

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