Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby


Political interests:

Peacebuilding and conflict resolution, civil society, finance & the economy, education.

Parliamentary Activity:

First entered House of Lords in 2011 as the Bishop of Durham and was reintroduced as Archbishop of Canterbury on the 26th Feb 2013.

To view all of the Archbishop’s speeches on this website click here

Full list of speeches & questions in past sessions (from UK Parliament webpages):

Committee Membership:

Archbishop Justin served as a member of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (a Joint Select Committee) during 2012-13. More information about the work of the Committee can be found on its website.

Biographical Details:

Born: 1956

History and Law at Cambridge University BA 1978, MA 1990
Theology St Johns College, Durham BA 1991
Deacon 1992, Priest 1993
Canon Coventry Cathedral 2002-2007
Co-Director of International Ministry 2002-2005
Sub Dean Coventry Cathedral 2005-2007
Dean of Liverpool 2007-2011
Bishop of Durham 2011-2013
Archbishop of Canterbury 2013-

Biography on UK Parliament website (including register of interests)

Other Interests:

Personal and Ethical Adviser to the UK Association of Corporate Treasurers

Contact details:

House of Lords:
The Most Revd and Rt Hon the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury
House of Lords
London SW1A 0PW

Lambeth Palace:

The Most Revd and Rt Hon the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury
Lambeth Palace
London, SE1 7JU

Tel: 020 7898 1200

Twitter: @JustinWelby / Facebook: 

More information about the Archbishop and his ministry can be found on the Lambeth Palace website.