Archbishop of Canterbury

105th Archbishop of Canterbury

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

March 21st 2013 saw the enthronement of the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. Justin Welby was a Cambridge graduate (Trinity College) as indeed was his predecessor  Rowan Williams (Christ’s College).
Part of the ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral involved the kissing of a very old book called “The Canterbury Chronicles”. This book was brought to these shores in AD 597 by a monk, St Augustine, sent by Pope Gregory to convert England to Christianity.
The book is housed at The Parker Library in Corpus Christi College and the enthronement is the only time it ever leaves this famous library.
Dr. Rowan Williams is now Master of Magdalene College.

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