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Press releases

May 2011

Archbishop visits Oxford diocese
Friday 6 May 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, visited the Diocese of Oxford from 6-9 May

New Provincial Episcopal Visitors announced
Thursday 5 May 2011
Downing Street has today announced the appointment of the Reverend Jonathan Baker as Bishop of Ebbsfleet…

Archbishop on Osama Bin Laden
Thursday 5 May 2011
Today at a press conference regarding the appointment of the New Provincial Episcopal Visitors, the Archbishop…

April 2011

Archbishops of Canterbury and Congo Urge for Global Action on World Malaria Day 2011
Monday 25 April 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, and the Archbishop of the Democratic Republic of the…

Archbishop of Canterbury's 2011 Easter Sermon
Sunday 24 April 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, delivered his Easter sermon this morning at Canterbury…

The Archbishop writes to Lulu, aged 6, about God
Friday 22 April 2011
When his six-year-old daughter, Lulu, wrote a letter to God, journalist Alex Renton did his best to get…

The Archbishop of Canterbury on the Royal Wedding
Thursday 21 April 2011
Speaking in a short film produced by Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury talks about the sense…

Thought for the Day - Maundy Thursday 2011
Thursday 21 April 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, with his Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4's Today…

Archbishop’s Ecumenical Easter Letter 2011 - 'The victory is won'
Wednesday 20 April 2011
In his ecumenical Easter letter to the heads of other Churches and Christian world communions, the Archbishop…

Archbishop of Canterbury discusses Narnia in Holy Week Lectures
Monday 18 April 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has discussed the popular Narnia stories of C.S.Lewis…

Romanian Church leaders and Archbishop of Canterbury exchange messages of hope
Saturday 16 April 2011
On 16 April 2011, Lazarus Saturday in the Eastern Orthodox church calendar, the Archbishop of Canterbury,…

March 2011

Archbishop: "Big Society - Small World?"
Monday 21 March 2011
In his Commemoration Oration at King's College London, the Archbishop of Canterbury today welcomes the…

'Silent no more': Faith leaders, aid agencies and the church speak out against sexual violence
Monday 21 March 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, today welcomed senior church leaders and international…

Archbishop prays for Pakistan
Thursday 17 March 2011
In a service yesterday evening at St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey, The Archbishop of Canterbury,…

Archbishops' Council meets Iraqi church leader
Thursday 17 March 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, together with the Archbishop of York and the Archbishops'…

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