Former Archbishop of Canterbury visits Neasden church as part of anniversary celebrations

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, now Baron Williams of Oystermouth, Master of Magdalen College, with

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, now Baron Williams of Oystermouth, Master of Magdalen College, with Shanae Dennis-Davidson and her son Jayden - Credit: Archant

The former Archbishop of Canterbury joined worshippers in Neasden to celebrate the 1,075th anniversary of their church.

Lord Rowan Williams, who is now Baron Williams of Oystermouth, Master of Magdalen College, Cambridge, visited St Mary’s Willesden in Neasden Lane, where he gave a sermon on Sunday.

Fr Andrew Hammond CMP, parish priest and vicar, who was taught by Lord Rowan as a student 28 years ago, said: “It was the most amazing privilege to have Lord Rowan Williams with us as we finish our celebrations.

“He was at the centre of church life for ten years, at the eye of so many storms - but still he has that calm, warm and saintly character.

“I think we were all encouraged, warmed and energised by his visit.”


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