News and Statements

The latest news from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  1. choir in juba

    Archbishop concludes Ecumenical Peace Pilgrimage to South Sudan with Pope and Moderator


    The Archbishop of Canterbury concluded his joint visit to South Sudan with the Pope and Church of Scotland Moderator today by saying their ecumenical pilgrimage was “a sign to the world”.  

    7 min read
  2. General Synod February 2023 Presidential Address

    General Synod: Presidential address from Archbishop Justin Welby


    Read the text of Archbishop Justin Welby's Presidential address to General Synod. 

    13 min read
  3. Prayer vigil Pilgrimage of Peace

    Archbishop addresses thousands at South Sudan prayer vigil with Pope and Moderator


    The Archbishop of Canterbury addresses tens of thousands of people at an ecumenical prayer vigil in Juba, South Sudan, with Pope Francis and the Church of Scotland Moderator.

    3 min read
  4. Ecumenical prayer for peace south sudan

    Archbishop Justin's address at the Ecumenical Prayer for Peace Vigil, South Sudan


    Archbishop Justin addresses 50,000 people at the Ecumenical Prayer for Peace Vigil in Juba, South Sudan, with Pope Francis and Moderator Iain. 

    4 min read
  5. Archbishop Justin preaches South Sudan

    Archbishop Justin preaches at All Saint's Cathedral in South Sudan


    At All Saints Anglican Cathedral in Juba, South Sudan this morning, the Archbishop of Canterbury preached on Jonah on the importance of forgiveness. 

    9 min read
  6. St Stephens South Sudan

    My heart breaks at violence in South Sudan, says Archbishop of Canterbury 


    Preaching at All Saints Anglican Cathedral in Juba, the Archbishop of Canterbury said “my heart breaks with sorrow for South Sudan” amidst ongoing violence and sectarian conflict in the country. 

    3 min read
  7. Archbishop at meeting in Juba

    Archbishop urges South Sudan’s leaders to make peace


    Addressing a gathering of Authorities, Civil Society and Diplomatic Corps at the Presidential Palace of Juba yesterday, the Archbishop of Canterbury appealed to South Sudan’s leaders to do more to achieve peace.

    5 min read
  8. Archbishop Justin arrives in Juba, South Sudan

    Archbishop arrives in South Sudan for historic peace pilgrimage


    Archbishop arrives in South Sudan for ‘historic’ peace pilgrimage with Pope and Moderator

    4 min read
  9. Bishop David Urquhart

    Bishop David Urquhart to be the new Bishop to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York


    The Rt Revd David Urquhart has been announced as the new Bishop to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, taking over from Bishop Emma Ineson who has been appointed Bishop of Kensington.

    2 min read
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    Archbishop of Canterbury statement on Stephen Sizer Penalty Judgment


    Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

    1 min read