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July 2010

Archbishop: 'What's the martyr's message to our society?'
Friday 16 July 2010
The Archbishop of Canterbury preached at Westminster Cathedral on the occasion an ecumenical celebration…

Archbishop's homily given at the commissioning of two new Church Army Evangelists
Wednesday 14 July 2010
The Archbishop admitted and commissioned Jill Hancock and Phil Morrow into the Office of Evangelist.…

Archbishop's closing sermon at General Synod
Tuesday 13 July 2010
The Archbishop preached in York at the final Eucharist of the 2005—2010 General Synod.

June 2010

Archbishop celebrates 350th Anniversary of the Royal Society
Wednesday 9 June 2010
The Archbishop of Canterbury preached at a special evensong service at St Paul's Cathedral in celebration…

Sermon for the New Parliament
Tuesday 8 June 2010
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, preached at a Service for the New Parliament at St Margaret's…

May 2010

Archbishop commemorates 100th anniversary of the death of Florence Nightingale
Saturday 15 May 2010
The Archbishop preached at a service held in the chapel of St Thomas' Hospital by the Nightingale Fellowship…

Archbishop of Canterbury's sermon to commemorate Carthusian Martyrs
Tuesday 4 May 2010
An ecumenical service was held at Charterhouse, London, to commemorate the 475th Anniversary of the Martyrdom…

April 2010

The Archbishop's Easter Sermon 2010 - Cross is a challenge to the world
Sunday 4 April 2010
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has used his Easter sermon to urge Christians to keep…

March 2010

'Life has the last word': Archbishop pays tribute to Oscar Romero
Sunday 28 March 2010
A sermon given by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, at a service to mark the 30th anniversary…

A sermon to mark 600 years of St Edward the Confessor's church
Wednesday 10 March 2010
The Archbishop led a thanksgiving service for the 600th anniversary of the St Edward the Confessor Church…

Archbishop's visit to Lincoln
Friday 5 March 2010
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, embarked on a four day pastoral visit to the Diocese…

January 2010

Address celebrating the Mary Ward 400 Jubilee
Saturday 23 January 2010
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, gave an address after the Distribution of Holy Communion…

Service to mark the 150th anniversary of the Ritualism Riots
Wednesday 20 January 2010
The Archbishop preached at a service at the Parish of St George-in-the-East with St Paul to mark the…

December 2009

Archbishop of Canterbury's Christmas sermon 2009 - Christmas teaches us joy of dependence
Friday 25 December 2009
Society's rush to create independent citizens is crushing and narrowing children's experiences of childhood,…

'Act for the sake of love': Archbishop preaches in Copenhagen Cathedral
Sunday 13 December 2009
"We cannot show the right kind of love for our fellow-humans unless we also work at keeping the earth…

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