News and Statements

The latest news from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  1. Justin Welby New Year Message

    The Archbishop of Canterbury's New Year Message 2019


    Read and watch the Archbishop of Canterbury's BBC New Year Message. 

    2 min read
  2. The Archbishop of Canterbury's Ecumenical Christmas Letter


    Read the Archbishop of Canterbury's Christmas letter to churches around the world. 

    3 min read
  3. Hands Across the Divide peace sculpture in Derry

    We must learn how to forgive — and disagree


    Archbishop Justin Welby offers his lesson for 2019 in the latest issue of Prospect magazine. 

    4 min read
  4. ABC NHS Norwich

    Volunteering brings joy, purpose and belonging


    Archbishop Justin Welby writes in the Daily Mail about the blessing of volunteering. 

    9 min read
  5. Jordan

    We must not forget Christians in the Middle East


    Christians in parts of the Middle East are facing the threat of extinction - we must pray and speak up for them, writes Archbishop Justin Welby in the Sunday Telegraph. 

    5 min read
  6. The Community of St Anselm at Lambeth Palace

    Let's rejoice in the renewal of religious life


    Religious communities still face challenges — but there are signs of hope and renewal, writes Archbishop Justin Welby in the Church Times. 

    7 min read
  7. Justin Welby outside the Houses of Parliament

    Making the economy fairer will benefit us all


    Writing in the Daily Mail, Archbishop Justin Welby calls for a fairer society where everyone can flourish and the vulnerable are protected.

    7 min read
  8. Justin Welby at Canterbury Cathedral

    'We need to draw the poison from Brexit', writes Archbishop in Mail on Sunday


    Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Archbishop Justin Welby reflects on the challenges involved in reuniting the country after Brexit. 

    6 min read
  9. Justin Welby at the TUC

    Together we can move closer to the society we, like Jo Cox, want to see


    Writing for Huffington Post, the Archbishop reflects on the legacy of Jo Cox MP and the significance of the Great Get Together weekend. 

    5 min read
  10. national memorial arboretum

    Evil is real, as terror victims know – but goodness can never be defeated


    Writing in the Mail on Sunday, the Archbishop reflects on the memorial to British victims of overseas terrorism, which he will dedicate this week at the National Memorial Arboretum. 

    5 min read