Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop of Canterbury’

Archbishop of Canterbury takes in Syrian refugee family to encourage others Comments 0

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

A Syrian refugee family is being housed in an empty property in the grounds of Lambeth Palace, the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has confirmed. Welby and the British Home Office took the initiative in an attempt to encourage members of the public, community groups, faith groups, charities and businesses to sponsor refugee families resettling in Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury would go to his offspring’s gay wedding Comments 0

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he would attend the gay wedding of one of his own children, despite his church opposing same-sex marriage. Archbishop Justin Welby said in an interview that if one of his five children asked for his blessing for a gay marriage, he would pray with them and attend the ceremony. Read more

Richard Dawkins backs CofE over banned Lord’s Prayer ad Comments 0

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Atheist scientist Richard Dawkins has strongly objected to three UK cinema chains refusing to screen an advertisement featuring the Lord’s Prayer. The ad, produced by JustPray.uk, shows the Lord’s Prayer being recited by members of the public ranging from bodybuilders to children, and also features the Archbishop of Canterbury. The minute-long ad received clearance from Read more

Refugees to be housed in Lambeth Palace grounds Comments 0

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The Archbishop of Canterbury has offered to host one or two refugee families in a cottage in the grounds of his Lambeth Palace residence. A spokesman for Archbishop Justin Welby noted that Jesus was a refugee. The spokesman said a four-bedroom cottage at Lambeth Palace in London could house a “family or two”, adding that Read more

Catholic Richard III reburied in Anglican cathedral Comments 0

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

One of England’s last Catholic kings has been re-interred in an Anglican cathedral 530 years after his death. The mortal remains of King Richard III were re-interred in Leicester Cathedral on March 26, following five days of commemorations. In 2012, the king’s skeleton was discovered under a parking lot near the cathedral. He had been Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury laments ‘moral claptrap’ in sermons Comments 0

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

The Archbishop of Canterbury says some sermons he has heard amounted to “moral claptrap” about being nicer to each other. Preaching at an evensong service in New York in January, Archbishop Welby said Jesus’ life “challenges every assumption” about society. “He does not permit us to accept a society in which the weak are excluded Read more

Divisions might see 2018 Anglican Lambeth Conference cancelled Comments 0

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

The 2018 Lambeth Conference of the world’s Anglican bishops is in doubt, with speculation it won’t be convened for years. Based on comments by the presiding bishop of the US Episcopal Church, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Irish Times reported the conference had been cancelled. Bishop Schori said the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was Read more

Anglican head to live with young people in monastic community Comments 0

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury is starting a new community of young people who will live with him in a monastic lifestyle at Lambeth Palace. The Tablet reported that the 16 young people, who are yet to be selected, with study, live and pray at the London palace from September, 2015. To be known as the Read more

Anglican head tells NZ service that Church must beat its fears Comments 0

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

In a sermon given in Auckland, the spiritual head of the Anglican communion has challenged the Church to overcome its fears. Preaching at a packed Holy Sepulchre Church in Newton, Archbishop Justin Welby said the Church has “so often lived in fear and often does so now”. “Fear causes our quarrels, whether it is sexuality Read more

Anglican primate honours seven Solomon Islands peace martyrs Comments 0

Friday, August 15th, 2014

The spiritual head of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Justin Welby, has prayed before a monument to seven Anglican martyrs in the Solomon Islands. The Archbishop of Canterbury, who was making brief visits to Asia and Oceania Anglican primates, was in the Solomons before departing for Australia, New Zealand and Polynesia. On August 11, Archbishop Welby Read more