Justin Welby


Why does Justin Welby want us to understand jihadis?

3 October 2016 11:36

Hallelujah, everybody. The Archbishop of Canterbury has been pontificating again. Justin Welby says we must try to understand radical Islam…

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David Cameron to the Queen: ‘the leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries will attend my anti-corruption summit!’

10 May 2016 15:03

Oh dear. David Cameron’s done it again. It seems the Prime Minister can’t quite master the art of checking whether there…

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Justin Welby could teach David Cameron a thing or two about PR

13 April 2016 16:24

I don’t think there is a Royal College of Public Relations, but if there were, it should teach a course…

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Justin Welby has discovered who his genetic father really was – isn’t uncertainty better?

9 April 2016 8:57

A few things come to mind as a result of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s bombshell revelation that his father was…

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Justin Welby is right to offer only a vague message about refugees

6 January 2016 11:16

We should be more generous to refugees, said Justin Welby in his New Year message. Is he saying that the government…

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Justin Welby on imposter syndrome, American exceptionalism and what makes churches grow

24 December 2015 10:37

In the Spectator’s Christmas treble issue, Michael Gove speaks to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Below are some outtakes from…

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Charity now begins at your second home

22 September 2015 11:51

Mitres off to the Archbishop of Canterbury for inviting ‘a family or two’ of refugees into his home. Well, not…


Podcast: working with al-Qa’eda and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn

16 July 2015 9:06

How has al-Qa’eda become the ‘moderate’ option in the Middle East? On the latest View from 22 podcast, Ahmed Rashid and Douglas Murray discuss…

Archbishop Of Canterbury Justin Welby Visits Israel And The West Bank

Tories and the Church: the 30-year war continues

18 February 2015 9:37

Here are some observations from the ‘incendiary’ letter from the House of Bishops that has upset the Tories so much.…

The Confirmation Of Justin Welby As The New Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop shows politicians a more honest way to answer the question

24 January 2015 11:46

After Islamist terrorist atrocities, political leaders often rush to say that the attacks had nothing to do with Islam. One…


How can the Church keep earning its right to intervene in politics?

15 January 2015 11:09

Given the political parties are already well underway with their General Election campaigns, the Church of England couldn’t have waited…


Food bank report is a chance to end the toxic political stand-off

8 December 2014 8:45

It has been quite difficult for anyone following the growth food banks over the past few years to avoid growing…

Rt Rev Justin Welby, the incoming Archbishop of Canterbury (background) looks on as Dr Rowan Williams, the outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury is given a hug,

Justin Welby defends Rowan Williams against Spectator’s criticism

15 November 2014 16:39

We at 22 Old Queen Street have never been great fans of Rowan Williams. At a time when strong ecclesiastical leadership was…

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Justin Welby: I worry about damage caused by language on immigration

27 October 2014 15:46

When Justin Welby spoke to the Parliamentary press gallery today, he took great care to emphasise a number of points.…

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At last! An Archbishop of Canterbury recognises that Islamists slaughter Christians

8 August 2014 16:01

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has just issued a statement about the slaughter of Christians in Iraq that is…

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Doing God works well for Cameron

24 April 2014 18:00

David Cameron’s decision to hug-a-Christian seems to have worked pretty well, judging by the political response he’s provoked. For starters,…

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The UK is a Christian country, whether the Left like it or not

22 April 2014 11:20

As the crucifixion of Damian McBride over Easter in 2009 proves, the four-day news void can be gruesome for Downing…

Christmas starts with Christ poster in Manchester today.

CofE takes aim at payday lenders. But what about the banks?

17 December 2013 13:16

Does Christmas have to start with a payday loan? No, according to the Church of England. The Church has unveiled…


Justin Welby and the Downing Street grid

21 October 2013 11:14

One man who isn’t on message at the start of the government’s economy week is Justin Welby, who has been…


Archbishop Welby poaches the Queen’s spinner

20 September 2013 12:44

As Mr Steerpike reported last week, the Archbishop of Canterbury has been seeking an apostle to spread the good news…

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Blessed are the spin doctors

13 September 2013 16:08

After spilling the communion wine down his cassock in an attempt to wade into the ongoing Wonga-row, the Archbishop of…


The Guardian’s latest crush: Justin Welby

20 August 2013 13:52

The Church of England has had some surprisingly good press recently. Who knows how these things happen, but the media…

Archbishop Of Canterbury Justin Welby Visits Israel And The West Bank

Justin Welby pleases both left and right with clever Wonga comments

25 July 2013 18:53

Justin Welby is a clever man. His comments about payday loan companies in Total Politics have managed to please both…


Justin Welby, a very political Archbishop

13 July 2013 10:23

In this increasingly secular age, you would expect the Archbishop of Canterbury to be a figure of diminishing importance. But…

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The Pope, Welby, and the new evangelical swagger

14 June 2013 13:27

There’s excitement in Christian circles today about the first meeting of Pope Francis and Archbishop Welby. The two men have…