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ACNS3533 High quality photographs from the Archbishop of

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Date Sat, 2 Aug 2003 00:51:44 +0100

ACNS 3533     |     WEST AFRICA     |	  1 AUGUST 2003

High quality photographs from the Archbishop of Canterbury's visit to West

Photographs from the recent visit of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most
Revd and Rt Hon Dr Rowan Williams, to the Province of West Africa can now be
found at:

1 Archbishop Williams addresses many Traditional Leaders during his visit in
Ghana. Here he addresses the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu ll, the
Traditional Leader of the Akan and an influential Anglican.

2 Hundreds of young students at Aidisadel College greeted the Archbishop and
his party as he visited St Nicholas Chapel in the Anglican run school. He
also visited St Nicholas Theological Seminary and heard of their future
plans for development.

3 One of the many faithful Anglicans that greeted Archbishop Williams during
many services of worship during his visit to West Africa.

4 Archbishop Rowan Williams dedicated a new edifice for Christ Church,
Serrekunda, in The Gambia.
A rich mixture of Anglo-Catholic ceremony and exciting music made up the
three hour service.
Here the diocesan bishop, the Rt Revd Dr S Tilewa Johnson, and the
Archbishop of Canterbury
join in the praise of God through the music offered by the choir.

5 Archbishop Williams received an African motif Cope and Mitre during a
service of welcome at St Cyprian's Cathedral, Kumasi, Ghana. Here the
procession leaves the Cathedral after the very moving ceremony. To the left
of the canopy is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of the area.

6 Wherever the Archbishop went he was received with great enthusiasm and
gratitude for making West Africa his first Archi-Episcopal Pastoral visit as
Archbishop of Canterbury.

7 Traditional dance and ceremonies greeted the Archbishop of Canterbury and
Mrs Jane Williams
on many of the stops they made during their visit to West Africa.

8 A splendid welcome at Freetown, Sierra Leone, as civic officials present
the key to the city
and the designation of Archbishop Rowan as a Freeman of Freetown.

9 The Church of the Holy Trinity in Sierra Leone was destroyed during the
war that inflicted
the people of this place for so long. A dramatic plea to help rebuild the
Church was heard.

10 The welcome in Kumasi.

11 The Archbishop of Canterbury hoists the Compass Rose Flag at the Diocesan
Centre in The Gambia.

12 Dr Archbishop Williams greets 10 year old Judah, a Liberian refugee
at the Anglican run centre for refugees in The Gambia.

13 Archbishop Williams received a warm welcome from the President of The
Gambia as well as the honour of a State Dinner to mark the occasion of his

14 Mrs Jane Williams greets parishioners at St Paul's Anglican Church,
Gambia Diocese,
following an early morning service of Holy Communion.

15 Helicopter travel was the most efficient during the visit.
Here the party is on the way to the Cape Coast.

16 Children at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Accra.

17 Archbishop Williams with Christian and Muslim Leaders during an important
Interfaith Meeting arranged by the diocese in The Gambia where religious
in a secular state is indeed a model for Interfaith relationships around the

18 The legacy of slavery in the place so connected with the slave trade,
Elmina Castle, was a poignant reminder of the prejudice and hatred that is
part of the history.

Photos: J Rosenthal/Anglican World


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