Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop of Canterbury’

Golden crown shines in secret Archbishops tomb

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

A lost tomb containing the graves of five Archbishops of Canterbury has been uncovered under the floor in St Mary-at-Lambeth Church, London. These days the church is used as the “Garden Museum”. It is located next door to Lambeth Palace, the home of the current Archbishop of Canterbury. After cutting a hole in the medieval Read more

Immensely significant – Anglican and Catholic bishops to work together

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Immensely significant celebrations marking 50 years since an Anglican Centre was founded in Rome to “promote Christian unity in a divided world” will take place in Rome next week. A week-long summit which the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis will attend in Rome will climax with a service in the monastery from which Read more

Auckland Anglican Dean heads to Canterbury, UK

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

The Dean of Auckland is to move to England to take up a senior role at the Anglican Church there. Jo Kelly-Moore’s new responsibilities as Archdeacon of Canterbury include Canterbury Cathedral, the spiritual home of the church. She said the appointment is an honour for the Church’s work in New Zealand. Continue reading Related Posts:Medical Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury takes in Syrian refugee family to encourage others

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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