Archbishop of Canterbury becomes street pastor for a night

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 in What's happening?

The Archbishop of Canterbury has swapped his mitre and cassock for a baseball hat and a high-visiblity jacket to meet late-night clubbers – and even pose for selfies.Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 10.04.05

The Most Reverend Justin Welby, 58, paid an official visit to Bristol at the weekend – but also made time to head out with the city’s street pastors as an observer to meet revellers on Saturday night.

He chatted to drinkers outside bars and spoke to police officers – before taking a service at Bristol Cathedral a few hours later, in which he spoke about his faith to a backdrop of film and live music.

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