News and statements

The latest news from the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2021.
  1. Coming Home.

    Church must play key role in national effort to solve housing crisis, says Archbishops’ Commission


    Church must play key role in national effort to solve the housing crisis, says Archbishops’ Commission.

  2. Candles

    A Prayer for Racial Justice Sunday


    A prayer by Archbishop Justin Welby and Dr Sanjee Perera for Racial Justice Sunday. 

  3. Will Adam

    Archbishop’s Ecumenical Adviser takes on new Anglican Communion role


    The Reverend Dr William Adam will become Deputy Secretary General of the Anglican Communion whilst remaining the Communion’s Director of Unity, Faith and Order

  4. LGBT history month

    LGBT+ History Month: A message from the Archbishops


    A message from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York on LGBT+ History Month

  5. Bishop Tim Thornton

    Bishop Tim Thornton to retire as Bishop at Lambeth


    The Rt Revd Tim Thornton is to retire as Bishop at Lambeth after four years in the role.

  6. ice cap

    Archbishop of Canterbury addresses international faith leaders ahead of COP26 climate change conference


    Read Archbishop Justin's speech to faith leaders ahead of the COP26 climate change conference.

  7. Katie Harrison

    Archbishop of Canterbury appoints new public affairs adviser


     The Archbishop has appointed Katie Harrison to the Lambeth Palace team as his new public affairs adviser.

  8. Candles

    Archbishops invite nation to pray as UK passes 100,000 deaths


    "100,000 isn’t just an abstract figure - each number is a person: someone we loved and someone who loved us," the Archbishops said. 

  9. ABC receives covid vaccine

    Archbishop receives Covid-19 vaccine as part of St Thomas’ Hospital chaplaincy team


    The Archbishop has praised the work of NHS staff and chaplains and encouraged everyone to get the vaccine when they are invited.