Religious leaders from across the globe are set to join royalty and senior politicians for the enthronement of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Most Rev Justin Welby will formally begin his public ministry as head of the Church of England, spiritual leader of the 77-million strong Anglican Communion and 105th Archbishop of Canterbury at a service in Canterbury Cathedral.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall as well as Prime Minister David Cameron will be among around 2,000 people attending the ceremony.
Those also in the congregation will include representatives of major world religions including Muslims, Jews and Sikhs and senior figures from the Roman Catholic and orthodox churches.
The event marks the formal reception of the Most Rev Welby, 57, at Canterbury, the mother church of the Church of England and of the Anglican Communion.
Millions of Anglicans worldwide are awaiting today's enthronement ceremony for Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby which takes place at 2.30pm.
This is the fourth enthronement for Master of the Cathedral Choristers and Organist David Flood, who talks us through some of today's programme. The music heard here is Exultate Deo, sung by the Choir of Canterbury Cathedral, directed by David.
The Prime Minister and the Prince of Wales - as well as bishops and archbishops from Anglican churches around the world - are expected to attend the ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral to see Justin Welby officially appointed. Fred and Stacey linked live to Derek Johnson.
Tomorrow's enthronement of the new Archbishop of Canterbury has been six months in the planning. The ceremony itself wil be two hours long and parts date back to Medieval times, as our Correspondent Derek Johnson now reports.
Thursday's enthronement of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will mix the old with the new. We hear from: Dean of Canterbury The Very Reverend Robert Willis; Canterbury Cathedral Archivist Cressida Williams and Master of the Cathedral Choristers David Flood.
From knocking on the door to blessing the congregation, via a song from India. The Very Rev Robert Willis, Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, talks us through Thursday's enthronement ceremony for the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
With24 hours to go, preparations are underway in Canterbury for the enthronement of the new Archbishop. Around 2,000 are expected at the Cathedral service tomorrow with Prince Charles and the Prime Minister expected to be among the guests.