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Archbishop Justin visits Birmingham

Tuesday 24th February 2015

The Archbishop of Canterbury spent four days visiting churches and communities in the Diocese of Birmingham. See some of the highlights below.

Archbishop Justin Welby and Bishop of Birmingham David Urquhart hit the streets of Birmingham city centre on Saturday night with City Pastors, who provide a Christian presence on the streets at nighttime. Read more.


The Archbishop gets baking with Great British Bake-Off quarter finalist Martha Collison at the 'Recipe for Life' event for Christians aged 16-30 at St Martin in the Bull Ring church. The pair discussed faith and made cakes for a local church-run winter night shelter. Read more


The Archbishop meets with students from Church of England-run St Alban's Academy in Highgate, Birmingham. He answered students' questions about current issues affecting the church and our society. Read more


Speaking at a multi-faith conference on tackling poverty, the Archbishop urges activists to create "communities of beauty". The conference, organised by the C of E's Near Neighbours programme, was attended by people of Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu and Jewish faith. Read more


Read more about the visit, and view more photos, on the Diocese of Birmingham website. 


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