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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:

October 2011

Archbishop's sermon to the Anglicans in Zimbabwe
9 October 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury today preached a sermon to a packed sports stadium in Harare where over…

Archbishop's Malawi sermon – God’s healing and mercy are there for all
8 October 2011
In a special service to mark the 150th anniversary of the Church in Malawi, the Archbishop of Canterbury…

'God is making a difference through our hands' - Archbishop visits community projects in Malawi
7 October 2011
During his visit to Malawi, Archbishop Rowan Williams was able to see some of the inspiring work done…

Archbishop meets President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi
7 October 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, met with President Bingu wa Mutharika and spoke about…

Archbishop visits Trinity Secondary School in Blantyre, Malawi
7 October 2011
Archbishop Rowan Williams visited Trinity Secondary School, run by the Diocese of Southern Malawi, during…

Archbishop Rowan arrives in Malawi
6 October 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, arrived on Thursday afternoon in Blantyre, Malawi at…

Archbishop to pay a pastoral visit to the Church of the Province of Central Africa
5 October 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams is today embarking on a week-long pastoral visit to the…

July 2011

Into the Heart of Africa - Church Times article
1 July 2011
Earlier this week, the Archbishop of Canterbury made a pastoral visit to the Church in north-east Congo,…

June 2011

Archbishop returns from the Congo
27 June 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury today returned from a pastoral visit to the Anglican Church in the Democratic…

Archbishop of Canterbury concludes his visit to Kenya
24 June 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury has been visiting the Anglican Church in Kenya to celebrate the mission,…

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