Archbishop Welby installed

The new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will be officially installed today. He spent the early years of his church career in Coventry.

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Archbishop of Canterbury: The oil executive who 'heard God calling'

The Rt Rev Justin Welby was working as an oil executive when he became "unable to get away from a sense of God calling".

Twenty-five years later, in 2012, he is to be named the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury.

He was made a deacon in 1992 after training for ordained ministry at Cranmer Hall in Durham where he took a degree in theology, serving later as a curate in Nuneaton.

The Right Reverend Justin Welby was installed as the new Bishop of Durham in 2011 Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

He rose through the church ranks to become the Dean of Liverpool before he was named as the Bishop of Durham, a role he held for less than a year before being named as the next Archbishop of Canterbury.

The Rt Rev Welby and his wife Caroline have had six children, one of whom - their seven-month-old daughter and first-born, Johanna - died in a car crash in France in 1983.


Archbishop Welby praises Midlands' entrepreneurs Cadbury and Bournville

Archbishop Welby has praised the social responsibility of the founders of Cadbury and Bournville in an interview on the day of his official installation as Archbishop.

He was discussing the Living Wage.

"What we need to seek is organisations like some of the great companies of the past like Cadbury's and Bournville who have a deep sense of social utility and social value, that's very much part of Christian teaching, social teaching, that a company is there to serve the community"

Justin Welby to be enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury

The Right Reverend Justin Welby was installed as the new Bishop of Durham in 2011 Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

Justin Welby is to be officially installed as the Archbishop of Canterbury today.

Archbishop Welby was ordained in Coventry and spent fifteen years there serving the people of Coventry and Warwickshire.

He visited the city last week during his tour of the country, leading up to his enthronement.

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