News and Statements

The latest news from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  1. His Holiness Pope Francis, The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and other Christian leaders take part in the Ecumenical Prayer Vigil in St Peter’s Square Rome.

    Archbishop joins Pope Francis blessing thousands at ecumenical prayer vigil


    The Archbishop joined the Pope and Ecumenical Patriarch at the historic ecumenical prayer vigil in St Peter’s Square.

    3 min read
  2. The Archbishop in robes in the Cathedral of St John the Divine, Harlem, New York

    Archbishop Justin in New York


    A recap of the Archbishop's time in New York, from the 21st to the 24th September.

    3 min read
  3. Archbishop Justin giving his sermon at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in Harlem, New York

    'The Church cannot flourish without religious community' - Archbishop Justin in NYC


    The Archbishop of Canterbury has preached about the importance of religious communities in a special sermon in New York City. 

    10 min read
  4. Archbishop Justin in Market Drayton

    Archbishop Justin Visits Market Drayton Debt Centre


    Archbishop Justin is patron of Christians Against Poverty (CAP) a charity who provide free professional debt advice, as well as help with finding jobs and budgeting, through churches across the UK. Today (Friday 15th September) he spent time at a CAP debt advice centre in Market Drayton where he met with volunteers and others who benefit from this service.

    2 min read
  5. Bishop Karowei

    Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich


    Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu, Bishop of Woolwich

    2 min read
  6. Alexis Jay profile

    Welcome for Professor Alexis Jay


    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York welcome the announcement today that Professor Alexis Jay, the former chair of  IICSA, has agreed to develop proposals for a fully independent structure to provide scrutiny of safeguarding in the Church of England.

    3 min read
  7. HoL July 2023 Migration Bill amendments FINAL

    The Archbishop of Canterbury’s final speech on the Illegal Migration Bill amendments


    Archbishop Justin's final speech on the Illegal Migration Bill amendments at the House of Lords, 17th July 2023.

    5 min read
  8. Lady Jane Williams

    Archbishop of Canterbury pays tribute to his late mother


    Archbishop Justin has paid tribute to his mother, Lady Jane Williams, who died yesterday at the age of 93.

    3 min read
  9. WCC meeting in Geneva

    Archbishop Justin's message for the Emerging Peacemakers Graduation Ceremony


    The speech written by Archbishop Justin and delivered in person by Revd Dr Richard Sudworth, for the 2023 Emerging Peacemakers Forum Graduation Ceremony at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute in Geneva.

    7 min read
  10. Archbishop of Canterbury preview image

    Statements in response to the resignation of Meg Munn


    Meg Munn has announced her resignation as Independent Chair of the National Safeguarding Panel.

    2 min read