(Sunday Telegraph) Justin Welby: Secret life of my ‘alcohol-dependent’ father

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The next Archbishop of Canterbury has described his shock at discovering the truth about his father’s secret life.

In his first interview since becoming the incoming leader of the Anglican Church, Bishop Justin Welby revealed the struggles he had faced as a teenager at Eton, nursing his alcohol-dependant father whose behaviour had become increasingly erratic.

Since the age of three, Justin had been brought up alone by his businessman father, Gavin Welby, a divorcee. But he had no idea of his father’s remarkable life story, which The Sunday Telegraph has pieced together for the first time.

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