News and Statements

The latest news from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  1. Filming New Year Message 2023

    ‘Caring goes to the heart of what is human’ says the Archbishop of Canterbury in his New Year Message


    Caring’s not easy, and care homes are struggling. Caring goes to the heart of what it means to be human. It’s hard, but it can also be the most life-giving thing we ever do. It comes back to that essential lesson: that we need each other. This year in my New Year message I had the privilege of visiting a Care Home, Bradbury Grange in Whitstable where I met residents and carers.

    4 min read
  2. Pope Benedict XVI

    Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury on the death of Pope Benedict XVI


    Pope Benedict was one of the greatest theologians of his age – committed to the faith of the Church and stalwart in its defence. I join with the church throughout the world, in mourning the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

    2 min read
  3. Archbishop Justin at Christmas

    Christmas Sermon from Archbishop of Canterbury


    Archbishop of Canterbury gives Christmas Day sermon

    7 min read
  4. Advent prayer service for peace in Ukraine

    Archbishop Justin speaks at Advent Prayer Service for peace in Ukraine


    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, was the speaker at an Advent Prayer Service for peace in Ukraine which is being hosted by the Diocese in Europe for the Church of England. The online service included contributions from Kyiv and Moscow and was led by the Bishop in Europe Robert Innes. 

    6 min read
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    Archbishop of Canterbury’s speech in Lords debate on UK asylum policy


    House of Lords 9th December 2022; The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury to move that this House takes note of the principles behind contemporary UK asylum and refugee policy, and of the response to the challenges of forced migration.

    14 min read
  6. Church Leaders in Ukraine

    Archbishop of Canterbury expresses solidarity with Ukrainian churches


    The Archbishop of Canterbury met with leaders of the three largest churches in Ukraine during his visit to Kyiv to demonstrate his solidarity with the churches of Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion.

    2 min read
  7. Archbishop of Canterbury visits mass graves in Kyiv

    Archbishop of Canterbury visits Irpin and Bucha


    The Archbishop of Canterbury visited the site of a mass grave in the outskirts of Kyiv today to express his condolence and solidarity with those who suffered through Russia’s occupation earlier this year.

    4 min read
  8. Archbishop Justin and The Pope

    The Archbishop of Canterbury to visit South Sudan with Pope Francis and the Scottish Moderator


    The Archbishop of Canterbury, together with His Holiness, Pope Francis, and The Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will make an Ecumenical Pilgrimage of Peace to Juba, South Sudan after the trip scheduled for this year was postponed. 

    2 min read
  9. The Archbishop of Canterbury tours the centre of Kyiv with members of the local Anglican community

    Archbishop of Canterbury begins visit to Ukraine


    Archbishop Justin visits Ukraine to show solidarity with the people and churches of Ukraine as they face ongoing Russian bombardment and a profoundly difficult winter. 

    3 min read
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    Clergy Discipline Measure – Penalty


    Notice of Clergy Discipline Measure Penalty

    1 min read