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The Most Reverend and Right Honourable
The Lord Carey of Clifton
former Archbishop of Canterbury
Church Church of England
Province Province of Canterbury
Diocese Diocese of Canterbury
In office 27 March 1991 (confirmed)[1]
– 31 October 2002 (retired)
Predecessor Robert Runcie
Successor Rowan Williams
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Swansea & Brecon (2004–present), in Southwark and in Bristol;
Life peer (2002);
Bishop of Bath and Wells (1987–1991)
Ordination 1962 (deacon)
1963 (priest)
Consecration 1987
Personal details
Birth name George Leonard Carey
Born (1935-11-13) 13 November 1935 (age 81)
London, UK
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Residence Newbury, Berkshire
Parents George and Ruby Carey
Spouse Eileen Hood (m. 1960)
Children 2 sons, 2 daughters
Occupation Theologian
Profession Bishop
Alma mater King’s College London
Durham University
Official website
Lords’ homepage

But, as you have intimated, I am among those who would be very wary of any military action in the light of Saddam Hussein's willingness to allow the weapons inspectors to go in.
George Carey
I'm on record as being understood to be a supporter of a reformed establishment, in which other Christian denominations, and other faiths, play a major part.
George Carey
We must get back to a very strong Christianity… Christianity shaped America and England, and we need to get back to those moral foundations that made us great.
George Carey
I see no room in holy Scripture for any sexual activity outside of matrimony.
George Carey
The Israelis have suffered a great deal, we must condemn suicide bombers, and we must never say that the plight of the Palestinians justifies this terrible thing.
George Carey
When the fire of prayer goes out, the barrenness of busyness takes over.
And here at our Anglican Consultative Council, we have many reports of growth and great encouragement.
George Carey
I think what has happened, actually, is that September 11 has given a spur, a renewed urgency, to dialogue between the great faiths.
George Carey
I think what Calvinism may offer us is that God's in charge of his world.
George Carey
I think in my own country, at the way we've seen through the ordination of women to the priesthood, which I'm delighted about, and that will move on to another level before very long.
George Carey
What I'd say about that is that we must respect homosexuals in the church. I've got many homosexual friends, the issue is not in any way a homophobic reaction on my part.
George Carey
I mean, I can look back with great pleasure on what has happened in Sudan, and our commitment to people who are persecuted in that kind of way.
George Carey
We've got to trust the politicians with these decisions.
And so in my warnings, I was pointing to a number of incidents around the communion that could undermine our growing sense of communion – of becoming a global communion. So that's why I pointed to New Westminster in Canada, to incidents in the United States, and Sydney itself.
George Carey
In my time as Archbishop of Canterbury I've seen a growing sense of unity and mission.
George Carey
And I hope America will realise, as the only superpower now, it really must use its power in a way that's going to build up the world, and to support the United Nations.
George Carey
If there are Muslims who believe that they've got to kill Christians to make a way for the Islamic faith in the West, not only would they be disappointed, but it will lead to conflict, there's no doubt about that.
George Carey
From a Christian point of view of course we do want a peaceful world, and I think September 11 did actually make people aware not only of vulnerability and how transitory life is, but there are forces of good and honor and justice which speak to us of God and his love for us.
George Carey
God loves us all, wants us all to share his kingdom, has a role for us all.
George Carey
If someone talks about union, fidelity, a monogamous relationship, love, blessing; I would say it sounds like marriage to me. And blessing, you see, I think is undermining our sacrament of marriage.
George Carey
I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.
George Carey
We've got to find ways of confronting the issues that divide – and at the heart of cultural issues, you often find religions.
George Carey
People have described me as a management bishop but I say to my critics, Jesus was a management expert too.
George Carey
One I've been passionately committed to, of course, is women's ministry; I believe solidly in it as a Gospel issue and we've found our way through that.
George Carey
What I think is that we in the church – and especially I as an Archbishop – I'm responsible for maintaining our rules, and making sure we hold to unity in the Body of Christ.
George Carey
An office boy in London was the lowest of the low. The office boy was the tea boy. He would be the dog's body: It means someone who would do anything at all. I was quite prepared for that and enjoyed it.
George Carey