The wind picks up. There is change in the air. What do you hear?
The (almost) new Archbishop of Canterbury
This Monday, February 4, 2013, Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham, will become the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury in a ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. In January, speaking to an audience at Trent Vineyard near Nottingham, Bishop Welby said,
I think we are in the greatest moment of opportunity for the Church since the Second World War, … In 2008 we had the most significant financial collapse in this country, in terms of the banking system, since the mid-19th century. One of the reasons the recession has been so deep and may be going into a triple dip is because there has been such a loss of confidence. … But the side effect of that has been that the state has run out of the capacity to do the things it had taken over since 1945. All the idols on which our society was based have fallen, they have been toppled. They have been toppled by the financial crisis, by scandal. Trust has broken down.
As reported in The Telegraph, 1 Jan 2013: The Church must fill void left by failing state, says new archbishop Justin Welby
Please keep Justin Welby and the entire Anglican Communion in your prayers.
More information about the (almost) new Archbishop of Canterbury
- Home Page for The Archbishop of Canterbury
- When will Justin Welby officially become Archbishop of Canterbury?
Image: The Telegraph