The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will spend Holy Week visiting community projects, groups, schools and Christians in Canterbury diocese.
The Archbishop will be assisting the Sittingbourne deanery in its outreach, mission and evangelism from 20–26 March, encouraging Christians in sharing faith through worship, service and evangelism.
The mission week, organised by local churches across the Isle of Sheppey and Sittingbourne area, aims to share the good news of Jesus Christ with all. One of Archbishop Justin’s three priorities is the work of evangelism and witness – that every church and Christian is enabled to share their faith in Jesus with those around them.
The Archbishop will be joined in his visit by members of the Community of St Anselm, who will be staying in different parts of the deanery and participating in the events.
Archbishop Justin Welby said: “If the Christian faith is to have any authenticity it must be rooted in real human communities. We believe in a world-transforming God and Easter is a time to reflect on God’s generosity to all humankind. I am excited to be spending Holy Week with such a wide range of people, hearing about their faith and how they help to share God’s love in their context.”
During his time in the deanery, the Archbishop will visit schools, youth and community groups as well as sharing in worship with different congregations. He will also join a March of Witness taking place on Good Friday (25 March) in Sittingbourne.