September 24th, 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury plans to visit Redditch

Archbishop of Canterbury plans to visit Redditch Archbishop of Canterbury plans to visit Redditch
The appointment of the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury was announced at Lambeth Palace of the Right Reverend Justin Welby, today. PICTURE SHOWS :-

A Redditch church has been chosen to host a very special guest from the Church of England in the autumn.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby will be visiting Redditch during his tour of the Diocese of Worcester in October and will be appearing at several events across Worcestershire.

On Saturday October 8 the Archbishop will be visiting St. Stephen’s Church in Redditch from 1.30pm where he will retell the story of Jesus walking on water for thosein attendance.

The community event will also feature craft stall and refreshments and children will be able to make crafts, eat cake and have a go on the bouncy castle.

Throughout his visit to the area, the leader of the Church of England will be meeting church members, school children and members of the public across Worcestershire and Dudley to support and encourage them and share some of his own faith journey.

On Friday October 7 at 7pm, Archbishop Justin will be at Worcester Arena talking religion and current affairs with the BBC journalist Jeremy Vine and audience members will have the chance to ask questions.

The Bishop of Dudley, Graham Usher, who is part of the team organising the visit, said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to have Archbishop Justin with us for these three days.

“We can show him the great work being done by our churches in their local communities.

“Through the public events, we hope as many people as possible will get a chance to see and interact with him. It’s going to be a busy three days, but will be lots of fun.”

More information on the Archbishop’s visit can be found at

Tickets for the event in Worcester on October 8 event cost £5 and are available from: