News and Statements

The latest news from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  1. Reimagining Care Report Launch

    Care and Support Reimagined: A National Care Covenant for England 

    24/01/2023

    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have commissioned a report which sets out a radical and inspiring vision for England’s social care system. The Commission spent the last year and half speaking to people who get care and support, those who give it as well as academics, policy makers and politicians.

    4 min read
  2. Archbishop meets Jewish and Christian Students at Lambeth Palace

    Jewish and Christian students talk to the Archbishop about university life

    19/01/2023

    Jewish and Christian students from six universities across England have shared their experience of university life with the Archbishop of Canterbury, describing what it’s like to have a faith on campus and how their fellow students respond to them.

    2 min read
  3. Church Commissioners for England

    Church Commissioners publishes full report into historic links to transatlantic chattel slavery and announces new funding commitment of £100m in response to findings

    10/01/2023

    The report follows an interim announcement in June 2022, which reported for the first time, and with great dismay, that the Church Commissioners’ endowment had historic links to transatlantic chattel slavery*

    6 min read
  4. Filming New Year Message 2023

    ‘Caring goes to the heart of what is human’ says the Archbishop of Canterbury in his New Year Message

    01/01/2023

    Caring’s not easy, and care homes are struggling. Caring goes to the heart of what it means to be human. It’s hard, but it can also be the most life-giving thing we ever do. It comes back to that essential lesson: that we need each other. This year in my New Year message I had the privilege of visiting a Care Home, Bradbury Grange in Whitstable where I met residents and carers.

    4 min read
  5. Pope Benedict XVI

    Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury on the death of Pope Benedict XVI

    31/12/2022

    Pope Benedict was one of the greatest theologians of his age – committed to the faith of the Church and stalwart in its defence. I join with the church throughout the world, in mourning the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

    2 min read
  6. Archbishop Justin at Christmas

    Christmas Sermon from Archbishop of Canterbury

    22/12/2022

    Archbishop of Canterbury gives Christmas Day sermon

    7 min read
  7. Advent prayer service for peace in Ukraine

    Archbishop Justin speaks at Advent Prayer Service for peace in Ukraine

    21/12/2022

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, was the speaker at an Advent Prayer Service for peace in Ukraine which is being hosted by the Diocese in Europe for the Church of England. The online service included contributions from Kyiv and Moscow and was led by the Bishop in Europe Robert Innes. 

    6 min read
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    Archbishop of Canterbury’s speech in Lords debate on UK asylum policy

    09/12/2022

    House of Lords 9th December 2022; The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury to move that this House takes note of the principles behind contemporary UK asylum and refugee policy, and of the response to the challenges of forced migration.

    14 min read
  9. Church Leaders in Ukraine

    Archbishop of Canterbury expresses solidarity with Ukrainian churches

    03/12/2022

    The Archbishop of Canterbury met with leaders of the three largest churches in Ukraine during his visit to Kyiv to demonstrate his solidarity with the churches of Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion.

    2 min read
  10. Archbishop of Canterbury visits mass graves in Kyiv

    Archbishop of Canterbury visits Irpin and Bucha

    02/12/2022

    The Archbishop of Canterbury visited the site of a mass grave in the outskirts of Kyiv today to express his condolence and solidarity with those who suffered through Russia’s occupation earlier this year.

    4 min read