Archbishop visits town

Archbishop Visits: Lady Manners School headteacher Duncan Meikle welcomes Dr.Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, to the school before his address to members of the Diocese of Derby.
Archbishop Visits: Lady Manners School headteacher Duncan Meikle welcomes Dr.Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, to the school before his address to members of the Diocese of Derby.
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The Archbishop of Canterbury was guest of honour at a Bakewell school.

Lady Manners played host to the leader of the Church of England on Saturday – during his three day visit to the county.

Dr Rowan Williams, who earlier this year officiated at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, was led round the school by head teacher Duncan Meikle.

The Archbishop then addressed the Derby Diocesan Clergy during a meeting held in the school’s library.

Mr Meikle said: “It was an honour to have him visit the school.

“He walked through the school, had a look at some of the things that are going on and looked at the work on the walls. He asked about how the school had started, how many children there were and showed a general interest in how the school operates.”

The Archbishop arrived in Derbyshire on Friday. During three varied days he worshipped, taught, met hundreds of people and visited many different communities across the Diocese including a All Saints Church in Bakewell which hosted an early morning ceremony on Saturday.