Archbishop of Canterbury’s mission visit this May

Published: Tuesday January 23, 2024

Archbishop of CanterburyThe Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby will be visiting the Diocese of Gloucester this May. Over the Bank holiday weekend, from the morning of Friday 24 May to the afternoon of Sunday 26 May, he has a packed schedule of mission and outreach events, worship and connection.

Archbishop Justin will be rolling up his sleeves to talk and connect with people in everyday situations across the Diocese, from the dairy to the docks, the café to the classroom, as our Life Together vision is lived out across our diocese.

The Archbishop will be spending time with children, young people and families; sharing in dance and worship songs in our schools; worshipping with young people, playing sports, learning new skills, exploring faith and having fun with Sportily; and taking part in a Messy Church session full of creative worship.

He will be chatting with some of the communities that use the social enterprises that we are so proud of as a diocese – seeing the impact of profits being reinvested into the local community.

The environment and our rural nature as a diocese is high on the agenda and Archbishop Justin will breakfast with farmers to talk about environmental concerns.

There will be much more information to come, but for now please do put in your diary our final diocesan-wide service at Gloucester Cathedral on Sunday 26 May to celebrate our LIFE Together vision and give thanks for Archbishop Justin’s ministry and all that is happening here in the Diocese of Gloucester.

3 thoughts on “Archbishop of Canterbury’s mission visit this May

  1. That sounds very exciting that The Archbishop will be visiting our Diocese in May. In his schedule will he also be visiting some of the churches within rural Benefices. Many are struggling especially where there are nine or more churches within one Benefice.

  2. HI
    I am very excited that you have included a visit to the docks as part of the Archbishops visit.
    Would it be appropriate if he were to meet with one or two members of the Waterways Chaplaincy at this time. There are approximately 400 boaters on the G&S canal that live aboard their boats full time. The Waterways Chaplaincy is a nationwide ecumenical organisation that offers help and support to all people on the waterways. There are four WWCs based in Gloucestershire.

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