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Justin Welby to be confirmed as Archbishop of Canterbury at St Paul’s ceremony

The Right Reverend Justin Welby will officially take up the post of Archbishop of Canterbury at a service to be held at St Paul's.

The Confirmation of Election will take place at a ceremony on Monday 4 February at 12 noon, held under the dome of the Cathedral. At the end of the service, the former Bishop of Durham will have become The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England and Metropolitan.

This ceremony forms part of the legal process by which the appointment of the new Archbishop of Canterbury is effected and will be attended by the Archbishop of York and the Bishops of Norwich, Leicester, Lincoln, Rochester, Winchester, Salisbury and London.

The service is a public occasion and all are welcome to attend. Please be seated by 11.30am.

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