As far as I understand the seat used to be in Canterbury and then was transferred to London but kept the title. Is that true and when did this happen?

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    The Province of Canterbury contains London; it isn't "in London". The Archbishop of Canterbury maintains a residence, the Old Palace, in Canterbury.
    – Semaphore
    Nov 27, 2014 at 13:12
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    London is in the ecclesiastical "Province of Canterbury", but it is not in the diocese of Canterbury. The Archbishop of Canterbury has, as bishop, no authority in London, but as primate of the Church of England he is primus inter pares among the Anglican bishops.
    – fdb
    Nov 27, 2014 at 13:19

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Thanks. Actually I found the answer I was looking for.


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    +1 to what semaphore said, although it seems that this user no longer cares about us :( Jan 29, 2015 at 19:41
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    @EvilWashingMachine didn't even post it with the same account, I wouldn't hold my breath… that being said, at least he did follow up, however in this invalid way. Still better than what some others do.
    – o0'.
    Mar 28, 2015 at 13:30

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