The Archbishop of Canterbury plays a lead role in nurturing Anglican relationships with other churches worldwide and at home.
This involves meeting with leaders of other churches, experiencing first hand the life and ministry of other churches and advancing ecumenical dialogue, theological reflection and co-operation in mission.
The Archbishop is supported in his ecumenical role by staff at Lambeth Palace, the Anglican Communion Office and the Church of England's Council for Christian Unity, together with Church of England bishops who specialise in particular ecumenical relationships.
He also has personal representatives ("apocrisiarioi") to Byzantine Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches, as well as to the Vatican.
Archbishop 'delighted' Vincent Nichols to be Cardinal
12 January 2014
The Archbishop of Canterbury has welcomed the announcement by Pope Francis that the Roman Catholic Archbishop…
Archbishop to visit His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
10 January 2014
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will travel to Istanbul on Monday to visit His All-Holiness…
Archbishop gives Vatican Radio Christmas message
25 December 2013
At Christmastime we remember "the extraordinary challenge" of hearing the call of God through the baby…
After 25 years, Lambeth Palace bids fond farewell to Sisters
16 December 2013
Archbishop Justin thanks the Anglican Sisters for their service at Lambeth Palace
Archbishop to welcome ecumenical community to Lambeth Palace
18 November 2013
Archbishop Justin announces 'an ecumenical step of some significance' as members of Chemin Neuf prepare…
Archbishop in Korea: unity is found in Christ
1 November 2013
Christians ‘belong to each other inescapably’ because they are part of the body of Christ, the Archbishop…
Loving each other in diversity: Archbishop speaks to Vatican Radio
1 November 2013
The Archbishop spoke to Vatican Radio about his belief that, despite our increasingly diverse world,…
Greetings for the Coptic New Year
11 September 2013
Archbishop Justin has sent a message of prayer and blessings to the Coptic Orthodox Church on its New…
You are not alone – and you can change the world, Archbishop tells young Christians
2 August 2013
Being a Christian is "the exact opposite" of being James Bond, the Archbishop told young pilgrims at…
Archbishop calls for "a footwashing Church"
10 July 2013
In his address to the Methodist Conference, Archbishop Justin called on churches to "stand alongside"…