Archbishop of Canterbury

The martyrdom of Thomas Becket

  On this day in 1170 Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered by the knights of King Henry II in Canterbury Cathedral. It was muddled politics and religion - the ages-old conflict between the temporal principalities and the spiritual…

Welby loves Wimba Way

  The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, was Kirsty Young's castaway guest on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs today, and his narration of fascinating biographical anecdotes with intermittent spiritual…

The myth of the undeserving poor

  Unlike most Christian initiatives, this week's Feeding Britain report on poverty and foodbank use has whipped up a media storm filling up plenty of column inches and broadcast minutes. And it…

Salvation of the Union

Land of Hope and Glory! Rule Britannia! God Save the Queen! Scotland has spoken, and, despite the tawdry interventions of certain glitzy Scots living comfortably in the Home Counties, Manhattan…