8 Nov 2012

Final trip for Archbishop of Canterbury

6:56 pm on 8 November 2012

The Archbishop of Canterbury has ended his final trip as the leader of the Anglican Church, calling it remarkably constructive.

Dr Rowan Williams has been in New Zealand for the past two weeks at the Anglican Consultative Council which brings together delegates from more than 165 countries.

It was the first time the meeting was held in New Zealand.

Dr Williams said the future of the Anglican church was discussed. Topics included how the Church deals with domestic violence and environmental issues.

He will stand down at the end of the year and take up a new role as the master of Magdelene College at Cambridge University.