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Rowan Williams makes last visit to Southwark Cathedral as Archbishop of Canterbury

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Dr Rowan Williams was at Southwark Cathedral on Friday for what is expected to be his final visit before he steps down as Archbishop of Canterbury.

Rowan Williams makes last visit to Southwark Cathedral as Archbishop of Canterbury
Rt Revd Nick McKinnel and the Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams after the service

The Archbishop presided at the consecration of Revd Nick McKinnel who is to be the new Bishop of Crediton in the Diocese of Exeter.

Dr Williams will step down at the end of the December. In the New Year he will take up a new role as master of Magdalene College Cambridge.

His successor at Lambeth Palace was recently named as Rt Revd Justin Welby, currently Bishop of Durham.

Dr Williams has this week hosted a series of farewell events at Lambeth Palace. Guests have included the Mayor of Lambeth and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark.

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