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Archbishop of Canterbury on visit to Shropshire

By Ian Harvey | Ludlow | News | Published:

The Archbishop of Canterbury was in Shropshire today as he continued his visit to the diocese, with thousands of people expected to descend on the town to see him.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at St Laurence's Church in Ludlow

The Most Reverend Justin Welby spent Monday in Hereford before heading for Shropshire today.

He began the day at St Laurence's Church, where launched the Hereford Diocese ‘Mission & Mortar’ digital tool kit - designed to help parishioners rejuvenate their church buildings - joking: “No-one has given me a bottle of champagne, how can you launch anything without a bottle of champagne.”

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The archbishop then spent lunchtime with farmers at a 'butty van' on a farm near Much Wenlock, before heading for the Sutton Hill Community Centre in Telford. He was then stretching his legs on a prayer walk up Clee Hill with a youth group from Cleobury Mortimer.

In the evening, the archbishop will share a drink with people at Ludlow Brewery, at a ‘Setting God’s People Free’ event, an initiative which helps people live a Christian life.

Ian Harvey

By Ian Harvey
@IanHarvey_Star

Shropshire Star Internet Editor based at the head office in Ketley, Telford

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