News and Statements

The latest news from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
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    Archbishop of Canterbury statement on famine risk in Gaza


    Read in full Archbishop Justin Welby's statement on famine risk in Gaza.

    3 min read
  2. The Archbishop of Canterbury meeting with Revd Fadi Diab at the Old Palace, Canterbury. Photo: Lambeth Palace.

    Archbishop's statement after meeting with Revd Fadi Diab


    Archbishop Justin today met with the Reverend Fadi Diab of St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Ramallah, Palestine.

    2 min read
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    Joint Statement: Archbishops warns Government over new extremism definition


    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York warn the Government that its new extremism definition risks “disproportionately targeting Muslim communities” and “driving us apart”. Read in full the statement issued today, Tuesday 12th March.

    2 min read
  4. An image of The Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, giving a sermon at a service to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the RNLI at Westminster Abbey. Photo: Dean and Chapter of Westminster/Picture Partnership. 4th March 2024.

    Archbishop's sermon to celebrate 200 years of the RNLI


    Archbishop Justin Welby gave a sermon to celebrate the RNLI's 200th anniversary at Westminster Abbey.

    6 min read
  5. General Synod February 2024 - Presidential Address

    General Synod February 2024 - Presidential Address


    Archbishop of Canterbury's Presidential Address at General Synod. 

    11 min read
  6. Racial Justice Unit report launch group

    Archbishops’ Commission on Racial Justice publishes Fourth Biannual Report


    The Archbishops’ Commission for Racial Justice has released the fourth of its biannual Racial Justice reports.

    4 min read
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    Publication of Jay Review


    Archbishops welcome publication of the Future of Church Safeguarding Report.

    4 min read
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    Archbishop of Canterbury visits the Lusitanian Church in Portugal


    Archbishop visits Portugal to support and celebrate the Lusitanian church. 

    1 min read
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    'Glory's great light holds within it justice' - Archbishop's sermon for Racial Justice Sunday


    Archbishop Justin delivered a sermon for Racial Justice Sunday at Westminster Abbey.

    5 min read
  10. Archbishop Justin meeting people directly affected by the war in Ukraine

    ‘This is not likely to stop soon,’ – Archbishop Justin’s calls for long term support for people of Ukraine


    The Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of the need for long-term support for the people of Ukraine as he saw first-hand the physical and psychological toll of war almost two years after the full-scale invasion.

    4 min read