archbishop of canterbury

  • 23 Dec 2012

    In his final Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4, on Saturday 22 December 2012, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, talked about the recent killings in Connecticut and discounted the argument often put forward that "it's not guns that kill, it's people".

  • 21 Nov 2012

    The Church of England needs a reality check about the way it is perceived and the way it operates, the Archbishop of Canterbury has declared.

  • 12 Nov 2012

    Like millions of other people, I'm praying for Justin Welby as he prepares to take up his new job at Canterbury. I wish him all the best. As the media go over every detail of his life and beliefs, there is a danger that we put our trust in a new archbishop to save the Church. This would be a problem whoever had got the job.

  • 10 Nov 2012

    For the first time in history, the announcement of who would succeed to the See of Canterbury was seen first on twitter (via the @Number10press office), before the formal Downing Street and Lambeth announcements of the archbishop elect.

  • 9 Nov 2012

    There can be no place at all for homophobia in the church, the Archbishop of Canterbury elect, the Rt Rev Justin Welby, has said in his first major statement.

  • 9 Nov 2012

    If Welby can hold on to his emphasis on enabling ‘ordinary’ Christians, and those of their neighbours who are seeking a more just and compassionate world, he can offer the kind of leadership needed at a time when idols have been falling, says Savi Hensman, a long-standing commentator on Anglican affairs and church and society issues.

  • 9 Nov 2012

    An announcement was made from Downing Street today that the Rt Rev Justin Welby, Anglican Bishop of Durham, will be the new Archbishop of Canterbury.

  • 1 Nov 2012

    Plans for a conference of arms dealers at Church House, administrative HQ of the Church of England, have provoked shock, sadness and concern among Christians and others.

  • 22 Oct 2012

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has begun a campaign to persuade Church of England General Synod members to back women bishops.

  • 9 Oct 2012

    As we approach the first anniversary of the St Paul's protests it saddens Giles Fraser, former canon there, that the Church of England's reaction to Occupy was so reminiscent of its reaction to Chartism. In both cases, popular protest was dismissed as incoherent and unsuccessful, as the Archbishop of canterbury recently suggested about Occupy.