I don’t think I will be the only one to feel sorry that Rowan Williams is stepping down next year and will become the Master of Magdalene College in Cambridge in 2013. Even people who don’t subscribe to the Christian faith often speak warmly of him. He has been our Archbish at a very difficult time, and is steering us through with wisdom, spiritual insight and kindness. His learning has meant that he’s been able to hold his own with the best minds of our time, but he never loses sight of the bedrock of our faith.
He will be a hard act to follow.