"One of the hardest things will be to leave Durham"

The new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has expressed his excitement about taking up the new position but also sadness at leaving Durham.

The Rt Reverend Justin Welby has been Bishop of Durham for almost a year and has been now been officially announced as the next Archbishop of Canterbury after the Queen gave her royal approval to the nomination.

In a speech to the media, the new Archbishop said that although he would be going to a new position, he would not forget the people of Durham whom he has loved working with so much

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Archbishop of Canterbury appointment

The Bishop of Durham, Rt Rev Justin Welby, has been appointed the new Archbishop of Canterbury.