– Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
It has been an immense privilege to serve as Archbishop of Canterbury over the past decade, and moving on has not been an easy decision. During the time remaining there is much to do, and I ask your prayers and support in this period and beyond. I am abidingly grateful to all those friends and colleagues who have so generously supported Jane and myself in these years, and all the many diverse parishes and communities in the Church of England and the wider Anglican Communion that have brought vision, hope and excitement to my own ministry.
Dr Rowan Williams has accepted the position of Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge with effect from January 2013.
Archbishop Rowan Williams will be stepping down from the office of Archbishop of Canterbury at the end of December 2012.