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May 2017

Hundreds of thousands worldwide prepare to pray Thy Kingdom Come
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Christians across England and around the world will gather to pray for evangelism between Ascension and…

February 2017

Archbishop of Canterbury's statement on child refugees
Thursday 9 February 2017
Responding to the government's announcement on child refugees and the Dubs Amendment, Archbishop Justin…

October 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury appoints Adviser for Anglican Communion Affairs
Tuesday 4 October 2016
The Archbishop of Canterbury has appointed Rt Revd Anthony Poggo, currently Bishop of Kajo-Keji in South…

August 2016

John Swinton's Dementia: Living in the Memories of God wins Michael Ramsey Prize
Sunday 28 August 2016
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, today awarded the 2016 Michael Ramsey Prize for theological…

July 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury’s New Advisor for Reconciliation
Wednesday 27 July 2016
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has announced the appointment of Sarah Snyder as his new…

CTE Presidents release statement following France church attack
Wednesday 27 July 2016
Archbishop Justin and the other five Presidents of Churches Together in England released a statement…

June 2016

EU referendum: Statement by Archbishops of Canterbury and York
Friday 24 June 2016
Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop John Sentamu have issued this joint statement today after the…

Archbishops issue joint statement in response to Orlando shootings
Monday 13 June 2016
Archbishops of Canterbury and York call for solidarity with LGBTI people after the attack in Orlando.…

April 2016

Archbishop's XI to play Roman Catholic and Muslim teams
Thursday 14 April 2016
Anglican XI to face Vatican XI for third time in September. Teams will then take part in tournament with…

March 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury announces new set of awards
Monday 21 March 2016
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, today announces, on the third anniversary of his installation,…

February 2016

Archbishops call for ‘great wave of prayer’ for evangelism during Pentecost
Friday 26 February 2016
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting churches to pray for the evangelisation of the nation…

Archbishop announces shortlist for 2016 Michael Ramsey Prize
Monday 22 February 2016
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has announced the shortlist for the 2016 Michael Ramsey Prize,…

January 2016

Read the Communiqué from the Primates of the Anglican Communion
Friday 15 January 2016
Read the Anglican Primates' Communiqué after their week-long meeting in Canterbury

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for prayer ahead of Primates' Meeting
Wednesday 6 January 2016
Archbishop asks people to pray for 'wisdom and love' as Anglican Primates prepare to gather in Canterbury…

November 2015

Statement on Paris Attacks
Saturday 14 November 2015
In response to the attacks in Paris last night, the Archbishop of Canterbury said today:

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