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January 2013

When will Justin Welby officially become Archbishop of Canterbury?
Tuesday 1 January 2013
Dr Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, stepped down from the position on 31st December 2012.…

'Goodbye to Canterbury' the Archbishop's film on BBC2 on New Year's Day
Tuesday 1 January 2013
As he steps down from the position of Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams reveals how the art…

Archbishop's New Year Message: appreciate the ‘silent conspiracy of generous dedication’
Tuesday 1 January 2013
Dr Rowan Williams, in his final New Year Message as Archbishop of Canterbury, pays tribute to people…

December 2012

Archbishop's message to the Taizé European Meeting
Friday 28 December 2012
Archbishop Rowan Williams has sent a message to the Taizé European Meeting in Rome. The meeting, from…

Peerage for the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury
Wednesday 26 December 2012
The Queen has been pleased to confer a Peerage of the United Kingdom for Life on the Most Reverend and…

Archbishop's Christmas Sermon – ‘join the human race this Christmas’
Tuesday 25 December 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, is urging people to go and ‘join the human race’…

Archbishop's Thought for the Day: 'if all you have is a gun, everything is a target'
Saturday 22 December 2012
In his final Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4, the Archbishop of Canterbury talks about the recent…

Archbishop's Ecumenical Letter to Churches
Friday 21 December 2012
In his ecumenical Christmas Letter to the heads of other Churches and Christian world communions, Archbishop…

A Christmas reflection from the Archbishop of Canterbury: In the beginning was the Word
Friday 21 December 2012
Concluding the Church of England's podcast series "Reflections for Advent", Archbishop Rowan Williams…

Archbishop welcomes Ephraim Mirvis as next Chief Rabbi
Wednesday 19 December 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has welcomed the appointment of Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis…

Archbishop’s BBC Radio 2 ‘Pause for Thought’ message – ‘Christmas is God’s small initiative’
Tuesday 18 December 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has spoken on BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought programme…

Archbishop greets the newly elected Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch
Tuesday 18 December 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, welcomes Metropolitan Youhanna's election as the new…

Archbishop welcomes return of Anglicans to their Cathedral in Harare
Monday 17 December 2012
Thousands of Zimbabwean Anglicans gathered yesterday in the centre of the capital city to celebrate and…

Archbishop announces 2013 Michael Ramsey Prize shortlist
Monday 17 December 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Michael Ramsey Prize (MRP). The…

Cross of St Augustine Award for Dr Patrick Augustine
Sunday 16 December 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury has awarded the Very Revd Canon Dr Patrick Pervez Augustine the Cross of…

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