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Former Archbishop of Canterbury to speak at Waltham St Lawrence tonight

Lord Carey
Lord Carey

A FORMER Archbishop of Canterbury will be the guest speaker at a local church this Sunday.

Lord Carey of Clifton will attend the Choral Evensong service at 6pm at Waltham St Lawrence Parish Church.

After the service, light refreshments will be served and people will have a chance to meet Lord Carey and his wife Eileen.

This is one of the first engagements for Lord Carey after he stepped down from his role of Assistant Bishop for Oxford last year.

A spokesperson for the Diocese of Oxford said: “In the wake of Dame Moira Gibb’s review, Lord Carey stood down from the role of Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Oxford in June 2017, and withdrew from public ministry for a season.

“In February 2018 Lord Carey contacted the Diocese of Oxford to request PTO (permission to officiate). This was granted by the Bishop of Oxford later the same month.

“The granting of a PTO does not indicate a planned return to the role of Assistant Bishop.”

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