The Bishop of Durham has been officially unveiled as the new Archbishop of Canterbury today.
The Rt Rev Justin Welby, a former oil industry executive, said of his appointment:
"Well this is the best-kept secret since the last cabinet reshuffle.
"To be nominated to this post is astonishing and exciting, something I never expected".
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.