News and statements

The latest news from the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2021.
  1. Holding hands

    Archbishop Justin speaks on Assisted Dying Bill in the House of Lords


    Read Archbishop Justin's contribution to the debate on the Assisted Dying Bill in the House of Lords this morning.

  2. Dr Eeva John and +Christopher Cocksworth with Archbishop

    Archbishop confers honorary doctorates on key figures behind Living in Love and Faith project


    The Rt Revd Dr Christopher Cocksworth and Dr Eeva John were each granted the Lambeth Doctorate of Divinity.

  3. Wind turbines

    Archbishop's speech on Green Finance at the Lord Mayor's Dinner


    Read the Archbishop's remarks on the theme of Green Finance that were delivered tonight at Lambeth Palace during a special dinner that was attended by the Lord Mayor of London, the Lady Mayoress and other special guests.

  4. Holding hands

    Faith leaders warn of risk to vulnerable posed by Assisted Dying Bill


    The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi and the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster warn today of the risk to vulnerable people should Parliament back a new attempt to change the law on assisted suicide.

  5. Planting a Tree of Hope small

    Archbishop of Canterbury visits Cairo


    The Archbishop of Canterbury has concluded a four-day visit to Cairo to celebrate the new Anglican Province of Alexandria. 

  6. Members of the Racial Justice Commission standing outside Lambeth Palace.

    Archbishops’ Racial Justice Commission Members Announced


    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York today announced the names of the 11  Commission Members who have been appointed to the Racial Justice Commission.

  7. Dr Maggie Atkinson

    Chair and survivor advocate appointed to Independent Safeguarding Board


    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have welcomed two key appointments to the new Independent Safeguarding Board that will oversee the Church of England's national safeguarding work. 

  8. The Government acts on social care - but is it enough?


    Richard Humphries, Commission Member, reflects on the recent announcement about social care.

  9. Forest fire

    Joint statement on climate change by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch


    Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Archbishop of Canterbury join together for the first time in an urgent appeal for the future of the planet

  10. Canterbury Crest

    Bishop of Ebbsfleet to step down to seek full communion with the Roman Catholic Church


    The Archbishop of Canterbury has accepted the resignation of Bishop Jonathan Goodall after eight years as Bishop of Ebbsfleet, following his decision to seek full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.