SARASOTA -- The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey of Clifton, and his wife, Lady Carey, will visit The Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., on Thursday.
Carey will preach during the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses Dec. 8. He will also preach at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 during the ordination of Charleston David Wilson, Jason Andrew Murbarger and David Stuart Bumsted to the Sacred Order of Priests.
In 1991, Carey became the 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, serving 70 million Anglicans around the world. He retired in 2002, and was made a life peer as Lord Carey of Clifton.
He is now chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire and president of the London School of Theology. He also serves on the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and is a co-chair of the Council of 100.
"It is a great honor that Lord Carey, a world-renowned and respected theologian and speaker, will be preaching at Redeemer. It is especially distinguishing that he will also preach for the ordination," said the Rev. Fredrick Robinson, rector. "Our parish is thrilled to have Lord and Lady Carey as our guests."
During their stay, Lord and Lady Carey will participate extensively in the life of the parish, including attending several luncheons and gatherings,
The Careys will be the guests of honor Dec. 7 for a parish event: "Experience Nashotah: Tea and Conversation with Lord and Lady Carey." Designed to highlight Redeemer's renewed energy and work at Nashotah House, inspire donors, foster alumni participation and encourage theological study, the event will be attended by Nashotah House alumni, donors, current and prospective students, as well as trustees. The Careys will be introduced by the Rev. Edward Salmon Jr., dean and president of Nashotah House, and the Rev. Dabney Smith, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida.
During the tea, Lord Carey will discuss the future of theological education and Nashotah's unique role as a center for lay and priestly formation, highlighting its Benedictine ethos and strategic role in revitalizing the American Church.
Information: redeemersarasota.org or call 941-955-4263. To learn more about Lord Carey, go to glcarey.co.uk/.