Goodbye to Canterbury

The outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, reflects on the last 10 years in a television programme next week. The hour-long broadcast, which will go out on New Year’s Day on BBC2 at 5.30pm, looks back over Dr Williams’ tenure as Archbishop; for more details see http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2013/01/goodbye-to-canterbury.html. Some of the footage for the programme was filmed in the Parker Library, which Dr Williams visited several times while Archbishop.

The Parker Library contains the sixth-century Gospel book (here shown at the illustration marking the beginning of  St Luke’s Gospel which is used in the ceremony for the inauguration of each new Archbishop.

The Right Revd Justin Welby, at present Bishop of Durham, will be sworn in as Archbishop in March 2012.

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