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Monday, December 31, 2012

News for Week Ending 12/31/2012

Retiring Archbishop of Canterbury to become peer

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams retires from his post December 31, 2012, and Bishop Justin Welby becomes the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury on January 1, 2013. Prime Minister David Cameron announced December 26 that Williams “will be created a Baron for Life by the style and title of Baron Williams of Oystermouth in the City and County of Swansea.” (Swansea is in Wales.)

More information about church/state relations in U.K. available

We noted in a recent story that Frank Cranmer had written a helpful tutorial on church/state relations in the U.K. Cranmer has now written two additional tutorials that cover the topic in greater depth and also discuss how European institutions affect U.K. churches. Most Americans will find Cranmer’s latest essays arcane, but interested readers can find them here and here.