News and Statements

The latest news from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  1. Christmas tree in Canterbury Cathedral

    The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Ecumenical Christmas Letter


    Read the Archbishop's Christmas letter to church leaders around the world.

    3 min read
  2. The Right Reverend Norman Banks, the Bishop of Richborough

    Retirement announced of the Bishop of Richborough, the Right Reverend Norman Banks


    The Right Reverend Norman Banks, the Bishop of Richborough, will retire on Easter Sunday next year. 

    2 min read
  3. Michael Ramsey prize Winner 2023

    Archbishop announces Bauerschmidt’s ‘The Love That Is God’ as winner of Michael Ramsey Prize


    The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt as the winner of the 2023 Michael Ramsey Prize for contemporary theological writing.

    3 min read
  4. Archbishop speaking in the House of Lords

    Archbishop urges Government to scrap two-child benefit cap


    Scrap two-child benefit cap, says Archbishop

    2 min read
  5. Archbishop Justin speaks at House of Lords in the 'Love Matters' debate

    Archbishop Justin hosts annual House of Lords debate: 'Love Matters'


    House of Lords debate on the topic of Families and Households, focusing on the final report of the Archbishops’ Families and Households Commission.

    14 min read
  6. ABC Logo

    Lambeth Palace Safeguarding Action Plan Published


    Published today the action plan demonstrates Lambeth Palace's ongoing commitment to addressing the findings made by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) following the publication of the independent audit by back in February 2023.

    3 min read
  7. Rev Dr Isabelle Hamley

    Rev Dr Isabelle Hamley to take up new post at Ridley Hall, Cambridge


    Rev Dr Isabelle Hamley is to take up a new post as Principal of Ridley Hall College in Cambridge.

    2 min read
  8. David Pytches with his wife Mary

    Archbishop of Canterbury pays tribute to Bishop David Pytches


    Archbishop Justin has paid tribute to Bishop David Pytches who has died aged 92.

    1 min read
  9. Penny Snell, London County Organiser NGS, Rupert Tyler, Chairman NGS, The Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, Caroline Welby and Lambeth Palace Head Gardener Lindsey Schulman plant a new Cherry Tree Prunus Accolade in the Wash House Garden at Lambeth Palace as part of the National Garden Scheme.

    Archbishop of Canterbury celebrates historic partnership between Lambeth Palace and the National Garden Scheme


    The Archbishop and his wife Caroline planted a flowering cherry tree in Lambeth Palace on Wednesday morning, celebrating decades of partnership with the National Garden Scheme.

    3 min read
  10. Archbishop of Canterbury welcomes The King and UK faith leaders to Lambeth Palace Library

    Archbishop of Canterbury welcomes The King and UK faith leaders to Lambeth Palace Library


    The Archbishop welcomed King Charles III to Lambeth Palace Library today to join UK faith leaders marking Inter Faith Week.


    3 min read