The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive for the enthronement service of The Most Reverend Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury.
Our reporter Derek Johnson speaks to the Venerable Sheila Watson, the Archdeacon of Canterbury, one of the most senior female clerics in the Church of England, and Trevor Willmott, Bishop of Dover (Bishop in Canterbury) as they await the enthronement of the Most Reverend Justin Welby.
Our reporter Derek Johnson speaks to the Archbishop of Uganda, the Archbishop of New Zealand and the Bishops of Mauritius and Norway outside Canterbury Cathedral as they prepare for the Most Reverend Justin Welby's enthronement.
Canterbury Cathedral Archivist Cressida Williams talks about the history and importance of the enthronement ceremony.
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 Most Rev Justin Welby said he believes a woman will one day be made archbishop and added that some gay couples have loving relationships of "stunning quality", ahead of today's enthronement.
Pressed on the timing, he said: "Oh, I have no idea...when the right person turns up. But, yes, I think there certainly will."
In a separate interview with BBC News, the Most Rev Welby backed traditional Church teaching on homosexuality but said: "You see gay relationships that are just stunning in the quality of the relationship."
The Most Rev Justin Welby has given his "profound thanks" to everyone preparing for his enthronement as the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Out early this morning, Canterbury is beautiful, human scale and history falling out of the walls everywhere. Grateful to be here.
Everywhere signs of preparation for the service today on Canterbury. So many people working so hard, profound thanks to them all, incl media
The Most Rev. Justin Welby is enthroned today as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. Hear him speak to Sangeeta Bhabra about the issues facing the Anglican Church.