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George Carey

(b. 1935) English Anglican churchman, Archbishop of Canterbury 1991–2002


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(b. 1935).

Archbishop of Canterbury. Born and educated in Essex, after national service in the RAF, Carey graduated from the London College of Divinity and King's College, London. He was successively curate in Islington, theological college lecturer, vicar of St Nicholas's, Durham (1975), principal of Trinity College, Bristol (1982), bishop of Bath and Wells (1987), and archbishop (1991). Originally an evangelical, he nurtured tolerance within Anglicanism and progress towards unity with Rome and eastern orthodoxy. He retired in 2002.

Subjects: British History.


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