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This is an archived website containing material relating to Dr Rowan Williams’ time as Archbishop of Canterbury, which ended on 31st December 2012

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Ian Williamson, after an unsettled start in life in his beloved South Bank, Ian was spending about £500 a week on cocaine in his twenties and went to desperate measures to finance his habit. He realised he needed to take responsibility for himself, to stop feeling sorry for his situation and turned to his local church for positive role models.  With his wife, Ian set up the charity SixtyEightFive (inspired by Psalm 68:5) which aims to be a ‘father to the fatherless’.

Ian features as part of the book ‘John Sentamu’s Hope Stories’ published by Darton Longman and Todd (Sept 2014). (ISBN: 978-0-232-53109-1).  Watch a short video of his hope story ‘A father to the fatherless’ here: