The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby will be visiting the Diocese of Worcester from 7 – 9 October this year.

On Friday 7 October at 7pm, Archbishop Justin will be at the University of Worcester Arena talking about religion and current affairs with the BBC journalist Jeremy Vine. All are welcome to come along to this event – tickets are priced at just £5 and are available from:

The Radio 2 presenter will be talking to Archbishop Justin about his life, his faith journey and how relevant the church continues to be in what often seems to be an increasingly secular society. The Archbishop’s views on social justice, climate change and the refugee crisis are likely to be covered, as well as the importance of prayer and reflection in his life. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to ask their own questions.

The Bishop of Worcester, Dr John Inge, said: “This promises to be one of the most exciting events during the Archbishop’s visit and the great news is that everyone is invited! Archbishop Justin is always happy to answer questions on a wide range of topics and you can be sure that Jeremy Vine won’t shy away from the challenging ones. Plus, if there’s always been something that you’ve wanted to ask the Archbishop of Canterbury, this is a brilliant opportunity to put your question to him directly.”

Alongside the interview, there will also be a performance from a choir put together from local church schools. Audience members will be encouraged to submit their questions at the start of the event, from which six will be chosen. More information on this event and the rest of the Archbishop’s programme while his is in Worcestershire and Dudley can be found at


The Diocese of Worcester is one of 42 dioceses in the Church of England. It covers an area of 671 square miles and includes parishes in the County of Worcestershire, the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and a few parishes in northern Gloucestershire, south east Wolverhampton and Sandwell.

From: Sam Setchell, Press Officer for the Diocese of Worcester and the Bishop of Worcester.

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