Archbishop of Canterbury

Rt Revd Justin Welby, Lord Bishop of Durham

Archbishop of Canterbury
Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby

Political Interests:

Finance, the Economy and Industry, Peace building especially in Africa and the Middle East, Civil Society in the North East, European affairs esp. France

Overseas Partner Dioceses in the Anglican Communion:

Arras (Normandy, France)
Basel (Switzerland)

Parliamentary Activity:

Entered House of Lords, 2011

Archbishop Justin was translated from the See of Durham to the See of Canterbury on the 4th Feb 2013. Archbishop Justin was reintroduced to the House of Lords on the 26th Feb 2013.



Committee Membership:

Archbishop Justin served as a member of the Joint Select Committee: Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards during 2012-13.

More information about the work of the Committee can be found at the link below:


Biographical Details:

Born: 1956

History and Law at Cambridge University BA 1978, MA 1990
Theology St Johns College, Durham BA1991
Deacon 1992, Priest 1993
Canon Coventry Cathedral 2002-2007
Co-Director of International Ministry 2002-2005
Sub Dean Coventry Cathedral 2005-2007
Dean of Liverpool 2007-2011
Bishop of Durham 2011-2013
Archbishop of Canterbury 2013-

Other Interests

Chairman of a National Health Service Trust general hospital,
Personal and Ethical Adviser to the UK Association of Corporate Treasurers,
Lectures extensively on ethics and finance


Contact details:

House of Lords:
The Most Revd and Rt Hon the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury
House of Lords
London SW1A 0PW

Lambeth Palace:
Lambeth Palace
London, SE1 7JU

Tel: 020 7898 1200

Please click on the crest below to view the Archbishop's website:



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