News and Statements

The latest news from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  1. The Archbishop of Canterbury receives an icon gift from His Holiness Karekin II in Canterbury. Photo: Lambeth Palace, 28 January 2024.

    Archbishop meets His Holiness Karekin II and Bishop Hovakim in Canterbury


    The Archbishop of Canterbury welcomed His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians, with Bishop Hovakim Manukyan, Primate of the Armenian Church in the UK and Ireland, to Canterbury.

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  2. Archbishop delivers sermon in Rome

    'We must find ways of being joyful in our disagreement'- The Archbishop's Sermon at San Bartolomeo all'Isola


    The Archbishop delivers a sermon at San Bartolomeo all'Isola in Rome, urging Christian unity. 

    10 min read
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    Archbishop receives knighthood for services to the Crown


    The Archbishop of Canterbury has received the Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) in recognition of his prominent role in the Coronation in this New Years honours list. 

    1 min read
  4. Christmas Sermon

    The Archbishop of Canterbury's Christmas Sermon 2023


    Read Archbishop Justin Welby's Christmas Day sermon preached at Canterbury Cathedral this morning.

    7 min read
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
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    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