The new Archbishop of Canterbury will take up his new job in a ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral.
Justin Welby, will be installed into the position in March.
He became Bishop of Durham in late 2011, and led his last service at Durham Cathedral last week. He told ITV News Tyne Tees he would be sad to leave the North East.
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