Archbishop of Canterbury to visit Melbourne

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd and Rt Hon. Justin Welby DD, will visit St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne on Sunday 9 October, at 6.30pm, as part of his official visit to the Anglican Church of Australia.

From 3-18 October, Archbishop Justin will visit Australia and the Torres Strait to meet Church leaders and communities in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns and Thursday Island.

Dean of Melbourne, the Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, said:

“It is a great pleasure to welcome Archbishop Justin and Mrs Caroline Welby back to St Paul’s Cathedral. Archbishop Justin will preach at St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne at a special Provincial Choral Evensong to give thanks for the 175th anniversary of the Foundation of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.

Dr Andreas Loewe

Dr Loewe said: “The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior Archbishop of the Church of England and lead bishop of the worldwide Anglican Communion. This will be his second visit to St Paul’s. He first visited in 2014 to attend and preach at the Inauguration of Melbourne Archbishop Dr Philip Freier as the Primate of Australia. We very much look forward to his visit”.

Bishops and clergy, representatives from Anglican Parishes, Schools, and Agencies from across Victoria, Heads of Churches and representatives of other Faith Communities will be in attendance at this special service. Members of the public are warmly invited to attend, unreserved general seating tickets will be available from 4.30pm at the Swanston Street Entrance to the Cathedral.

The service will be livestreamed to the Cathedral website, Facebook and YouTube channels.