The Most Revd Rowan Douglas Williams

Enthronement of the Most Revd Rowan Williams Canterbury Cathedral, 27th February 2003

The Dean of Canterbury holds the "Canterbury Gospels", as Archbishop Rowan Williams kisses the ancient book in reverence to its message

The Enthronement Order of Service Click here to download a PDF version of the Order of Service. (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free from

ACNS Enthronement Photos

Photographs for your viewing and downloading are available here. Included are images from:

  • General Synod of the Church of England
  • Enthronement Service at Canterbury Cathedral
  • Nikaean Club Dinner on 27th February
  • Meeting of Joint Standing Committee of Anglican Consultative Council
  • Consecration of new Bishop of Bedford at Southwark Cathedral
  • Confirmation Service at Canterbury Cathedral, 9th March 2003

Photographers include Jim Rosenthal, Marcus Perkins, David Manners and Matthew Davies

ACNS Enthronement Articles

ACNS 3331 · 2 March 2003 · ENGLAND
Hundreds join new Archbishop in Cathedral Eucharists
ACNS 3330 · 28 February 2003 · ENGLAND
Address of Cardinal Walter Kasper at the Enthronement Banquet in honour of the Most Revd and Rt Honourable Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
ACNS 3328 · 27 February 2003 · LAMBETH PALACE
The Archbishop of Canterbury's Enthronement Sermon
ACNS 3327 · 27 February 2003 · ACNS SPECIAL REPORT
Enthronement of Rowan Williams as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury
ACNS 3322 · 25 February 2003 · ACNS SPECIAL REPORT
Enthronement update>
ACNS 3306 · 14 February 2003 · ENGLAND
Archbishop of Canterbury speaks to the UK press