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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:

June 2011

Archbishop’s visit to Kibera, Nairobi
23 June 2011
On the final day of his visit to Kenya, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, spent the morning…

Archbishop meets President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya
23 June 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, had a constructive meeting with President Mwai Kibaki…

Archbishop – sustainable development for a ‘new creation’
21 June 2011
As part of his visit to the Diocese of Machakos, the Archbishop of Canterbury went to the Christian Community…

Archbishop – faith is about ‘making a difference’
20 June 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, spent some time at a church and community mobilisation…

Archbishop dedicates site of first Anglican University in Kenya
20 June 2011
At a large gathering in Kanyuambora for a celebration of the new site for the first Anglican University…

Archbishop's sermon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Nakuru Diocese, Kenya
19 June 2011
In a sermon for the Celebration Eucharist for the 50th Anniversary of Nakuru Diocese, Kenya, the Archbishop…

Archbishop arrives in Kenya
18 June 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, arrived in Nairobi on Saturday 18th June at the start…

Archbishop to visit Congo and Kenya
17 June 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury is to embark on a pastoral visit to the Anglican Church in Eastern Congo…

Archbishop's Examination in Theology presentation at Lambeth Palace
6 June 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has today awarded the Lambeth Diploma of Student in…

May 2011

TEAC consultation of Anglican Theological College Principals
13 May 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, addressed the first ever international consultation…

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