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Monday, 14 June 2010

Archbishop Rowan Williams' Birthday

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams celebrates his 60th birthday today, 14 June. As a diocese in the province of Canterbury, we pray for him regularly, of course. I know that he holds the Diocese in Europe in his own prayers, and we are thankful to have a Metropolitan who knows and understands our particular needs in Europe.

Criticism of his leadership continues from many in the Church in England and beyond. These days, more than ever, Archbishop Rowan needs our prayerful support.
Almighty God, giver of all good things,
Who by Thy Holy Spirit hast appointed divers orders of ministers in Thy Church:
Mercifully behold Thy servant Rowan enthroned into the high office and dignity of Archbishop and Metropolitan of this Province;
and replenish him so with the truth of Thy doctrine,
and adorn him with innocency of life,
That both by word and deed he may faithfully serve Thee in this office,
to the glory of Thy Name,
and the edifying and well governing of Thy Church;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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