The Reverend Stephen Kuhrt of Christ Church in New Malden has given his reaction to the Bishop of Durham appointment as the new Archbishop of Canterbury.
He told ITV News he was "absolutely delighted".
"I think he's going to be fantastic leader, very relevant and credible, thoughtful and courageous", he added.
A new chapter in the history of the Church of England began today as Justin Welby was anointed leader of the divided congregation.
The Bishop of Durham will be officially unveiled as the new Archbishop of Canterbury today.
Justin Welby was working as an oil executive when he "heard God calling". He is now expected to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury.