The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, together with Mrs Welby, has been invited by the United Churches of North and South India on a 10 day visit, from 31st August - 10th September 2019. The planned trip will see him travel from South to North India, spending time in Kottayam, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Medak, Jabalpur, Kolkata and Amritsar.
Archbishop Justin said today: “My prayer is that this visit will first and foremost provide opportunities for me to pray with local Christians; secondly, I want to listen to the stories of local people, to hear the joys and challenges they face in their daily life; and, finally, I am looking forward to visiting key places of worship and significance. India has a long and distinguished Christian history, going back as early as the first century when Saint Thomas is said to have travelled to Kerala. I am looking forward to learning from the Church in India and sharing in their worship."