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While distanced by Covid, Christians around the world join together in prayer for unity

The ecumenical Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is taking place against a backdrop of global lockdowns and restrictions on movement.

18 January 2021

Archbishop of Wales John Davies to retire as Primate and Bishop of Swansea and Brecon

Archbishop John Davies will retire in May after four years as leader of the Church in Wales and 13 years as Bishop of Swansea & Brecon.

18 January 2021

Archbishop of Canterbury receives Covid-19 vaccine as hospital chaplaincy volunteer

Archbishop Justin Welby, a volunteer chaplain at St Thomas’ Hospital in central London, received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

18 January 2021

Archbishop Justin Welby’s Canterbury Cathedral Christmas Day sermon 2020

This is the text of the sermon preached today (Christmas Day) in Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, England - the mother church of the Anglican Communion.

25 December 2020

Christmas letter from Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Church of Scotland Moderator Martin Fair to South Sudan’s political leaders

A Christmas Letter from Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and the (Presbyterian) Church of Scotland Moderator Martin Fair to South Sudan's Political Leaders

24 December 2020

Pope, Archbishop and Moderator pray for peace in South Sudan in ecumenical Christmas letter

The Archbishop of Canterbury has joined the Pope and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland in praying for peace in South Sudan.

24 December 2020

A Pastoral Letter from the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of Ireland

A pastoral letter from the Archbishops of Armagh and Dublin, John McDowell and Michael Jackson, and the Church of Ireland's Bishops.

22 December 2020

A Joint Christmas Message from the Archbishops of Armagh

A Joint Christmas Message from the Roman Catholic and Anglican Primates of Ireland, Archbishops Eamon Martin and John McDowell

22 December 2020

A Christmas Message from members of the Scottish Church Leaders Forum

A Christmas Message from members of the Scottish Church Leaders Forum

The Most Revd Mark Strange, the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, joins ecumenical colleagues from the Scottish Church Leaders Forum to deliver a joint Christmas Message.

22 December 2020

The Christmas Message of the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches of Jerusalem

The Christmas Message of the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches of Jerusalem

22 December 2020