Former Archbishop of Canterbury to speak in Wisbech

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams visiting food co-operative Daily Bread to celebrate the launch of their website. ENGNNL00120130726180114
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams visiting food co-operative Daily Bread to celebrate the launch of their website. ENGNNL00120130726180114

Wisbech will be welcoming the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams later this year.

Dr Williams will be helping to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Wisbech Interfaith Forum in May.

He will be speaking in the Boathouse Business Centre from 7.30pm on Monday, May 18. The theme is peace and reconciliation.

Dr Williams, who currently Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, will also be meeting with school pupils ahead of the talk.

Sean Finlay, co-ordinator of the interfaith forum, said: “Dr Williams is living and working in Cambridge so we thought it would a chance for him to meet ordinary Fen folk.

“We try to attract first rate speakers.”

Dr Williams was elected as Archbishop of Canterbury in 2002 and stood down at the end of 2012.

He took up the mastership of Magdalene College on January 1, 2013.

Dr Williams is the college’s fourth connection with the sea of Canterbury.

There is no charge to hear Dr Williams talk in Wisbech and no need to reserve seats.