The former Bishop of Durham has been confirmed in his new post, as the leader of the Anglican church worldwide.
Justin Welby becomes the one hundred and fifth Archbishop of Canterbury.
So what lessons will the new Archbishop take with him from the North East to his new role?
Helen Ford has been speaking to those who've worked with him.
You can watch her full report below.
More top news
The group say A&E departments in County Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire are under threat.
Examples include the switching of ‘bairn’ for ‘baby’, along with ‘kets’ for sweets and ‘netty’ for toilet
North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has unveiled its shortlist of awards for those it says have gone 'over and beyond the call of duty'