Justin Welby

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Date of Birth January 6, 1956
Place of Birth England
Age 64 years old
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Justin Welby

Justin Portal Welby is the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury and the most senior Bishop in the Church of England. He has served in that role since 2013. Welby was the Vicar of Southam, Warwickshire, and most recently was the Bishop of Durham, serving for just over a year. As Archbishop of Canterbury, he is the primate of all England and the head primus inter pares of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Welby was educated at the University of Cambridge where he read History and Law. Later in life, he received an ordination at St John's College, Durham. After several parochial appointments, he became the Dean of Liverpool in 2007 and the Bishop of Durham in 2011. Welby's theology is reported as representing the evangelical tradition within Anglicanism.

Church: Church of England
Province: Canterbury
Diocese: Canterbury, (delegated to the Bishop of Dover)
Elected: 4 February 2013
Installed: 21 March 2013
Predecessor: Rowan Williams
Other posts: Bishop of Durham (2011–2013)
Birth name: Justin Portal Welby
Born: January 6, 1956, London, England, United Kingdom
Nationality: British
Denomination: Church of England
Residence: Lambeth Palace, London, The Old Palace, Canterbury
Spouse: Caroline (née Eaton)
Children: 6
Alma mater: Durham University (BA, DipMin), University of Cambridge (MA)

About Justin Welby

Archbishop of Canterbury who became the leading figure in the Church of England after his enthronement in early 2013.

Before Fame

He spent 11 years working for European oil companies before following a calling from God.


He has written many books on the intersection between religion, ethics and finance.

Family Life

His grandfather on his father's side was a Jewish German immigrant, a fact that surprised the adult Welby.


George Carey preceded him as the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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