Archbishop to preach at service for journalists killed in war zones


Archbishop Justin will be the first Archbishop of Canterbury to preach at the service for fallen journalists held annually at St Bride's in Fleet Street.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will preach at a special service for journalists who have died while reporting from conflict zones.

It will be the first time an Archbishop of Canterbury has attended the annual service, which has been held at St Bride’s Church on Fleet Street in London for the last seven years. 

Held shortly before Remembrance Sunday each year, the service commemorates reporters, photographers, cameramen and support staff who have died on the frontline.

At a time when atrocities are being committed in many places around the world, the service will also celebrate the profession of journalism and the priceless value of free speech.

This will also be the first time in living memory that an Archbishop of Canterbury has preached at St Bride’s, known as ‘the spiritual home of the media’.

Readings at the service, which is called ‘The Pen is mightier than the Sword’, will be given by senior figures across the newspaper industry.

Canon Alison Joyce, the new Rector of St Bride’s, will lead the service, which will be held at 12.30pm on Wednesday 5th November 2014.

For more information visit the St Bride’s website

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