Archbishop Peter Smith preaches in Anglican cathedral

Archbishop Peter Smith

Archbishop Peter Smith

On Sunday, in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Archbishop Peter was the guest preacher during the Choral Eucharist at Southwark Anglican Cathedral.

He welcomed the appointment of Bishop Christopher Chessun as the new Bishop of Southwark: "I know that he is fully committed to our ecumenical journey and very much look forward to working with him here in Southwark."

The Archbishop spoke about Christian Unity. He said that "enormous progress has been made towards that unity especially in recent years and in our own country in the last 40 years.' He added: 'The ecumenical journey is undoubtedly difficult and demanding and of course we will take with us the sad heritage of the past knowing in our hearts that there's still a very long way to go. We should be encouraged by the hope of being led by the one who is the Light of World."

Archbishop Peter, who met Christopher Chessun for the first time during the recent Papal Visit, recalled the remarks of both the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury on the day of their meeting at Lambeth Palace.

Christopher Chessun will be enthroned as Bishop of Southwark at Southwark Cathedral on Sunday, 6 March, in the presence of Archbishop Peter and other local church leaders.

 Source: Archdiocese of Southwark

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