News and Statements

The latest news from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  1. St Paul's Cathedral

    Archbishop to miss Platinum Jubilee service due to Covid-19 and mild pneumonia


    The Archbishop is "deeply saddened" that he will not be preaching at the Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday this week. 

    3 min read
  2. Archbishop Justin and Pope Francis

    Archbishop, Pope and Moderator to make historic ‘peace pilgrimage’ to South Sudan


    The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken of his hopes for the historic “pilgrimage of peace” to South Sudan he will be making with Pope Francis and the Church of Scotland Moderator, saying that God has “not forgotten” the country.

    4 min read
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    Archbishop of Canterbury launches reconciliation course for prisons


    The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Reconciliation Ministry team have launched a “transformative” course for prisons that explores conflict, forgiveness and reconciliation.

    3 min read
  4. Canada 1

    Archbishop of Canterbury apologises to Indigenous peoples of Canada


    The Archbishop visited Canada this weekend to meet with Indigenous communities and apologise for the Anglican Church's legacy of colonialism. 

    6 min read
  5. Canon David Porter

    Archbishop’s Chief of Staff David Porter to step down in autumn


    The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Chief of Staff, David Porter, will be stepping down from his role this autumn.

    2 min read
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    The Archbishop of Canterbury's Ecumenical Easter Letter 2022


    Read Archbishop Justin Welby's Easter letter to partners and heads of churches around the world.

    3 min read
  7. Cross

    Archbishop Justin writes the Spectator Diary Column for Holy Week


    Read Archbishop Justin's Diary Column in the Spectator, in which he considers the realities of our world in the light of the Easter promise.

    3 min read
  8. Christ on the Cross

    Archbishop Justin reflects on suffering in Ukraine on Good Friday


    Read Archbishop Justin's reflections on Ukraine and the suffering of Christ on Good Friday, published on Medium. 

    4 min read
  9. Chapel cross

    Contested heritage and racial justice: statement by the Archbishop


    Read a statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

    3 min read
  10. Canterbury Crest

    Archbishop Justin's statement on the economic crisis in Sri Lanka


    Read Archbishop Justin's statement about the events unfolding in Sri Lanka

    1 min read