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Day-to-day work of the Anglican Communion

Alongside his formal roles within the Instruments of Communion, the Archbishop of Canterbury is presented with countless opportunities for strengthening the life of the Communion. These include the encouragement of timely initiatives, such the Primates theological education working group, TEAC (Theological Education in the Anglican Communion). They also involve harnessing support for Provinces in particular need, such as through his Anglican Communion Fund and his international development initiative (more on Anglicans in Development). This dimension of the Archbishop's role also lies behind the emphasis on equipping bishops for leadership in mission at the Lambeth Conference.

Archbishop in Googainallur, Diocese of Vellore, South India, October 2010Visits of the Archbishop of Canterbury within the Communion symbolise its interdependent life. Since 2003, visits to churches in the Anglican Communion and meetings with their leaders have taken place in locations including West Africa, Melanesia, Burundi, Pakistan, Brazil, Sudan, Canada, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Angola, Egypt, the USA, Malaysia, Jamaica, Japan, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, Uganda and India. In his ministry across the Anglican Communion the Archbishop is supported by a dedicated staff at Lambeth Palace alongside the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion and his staff at the Anglican Communion Office in London.

Recent items relating to Mission, Theological Education, Unity, Faith & Order, Anglican Observer at the UN, local Provincial concerns and the Archbishop's Overseas Provincial Visits are shown below:

March 2007

Reflections on Angola, Africa and the Communion
17 March 2007
Transcript of an interview conducted by Dan Damon for the BBC Radio World Service programme Reporting…

'Slavery Still With Us' - Archbishops Publish YouTube Reflection
14 March 2007
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have today published an innovative online reflection on the nature…

Archbishop - International Community too Fixed on 'Success First, Help Second'
12 March 2007
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has told a Christian congregation in Angola that the…

Angola - Sermon in Luanda
11 March 2007
A sermon given by the Archbishop at a Eucharist for the Anglican congregations of the parish churches…

No One Can Be Forgotten in God's Kingdom - TEAM Conference, South Africa
9 March 2007
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has said that the Church stands for the principle that…

Archbishop and President Mbeki - Church and Nation 'Share Common Work'
9 March 2007
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has heard from South African President Thabo Mbeki that…

Archbishop Encourages Zimbabwean Anglican Church to Develop 'Independent Voice' on Human Rights
7 March 2007
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams and Archbishop Bernard Malango, Archbishop of Central…

Millennium Development Goals are Key Communion Objectives
6 March 2007
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has said that the Millennium Development Goals provide…

Anglican Communion Challenges Require 'Generosity and Patience' - Archbishop's Letter to Primates
5 March 2007
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has said that generosity and patience will be required…

Visit to South Africa and Angola
1 March 2007
The Archbishop of Canterbury is to visit South Africa and Angola as part of a visit to the Anglican Province…

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