The next Archbishop of Canterbury has told of the excitement and apprehension he feels about taking up his new role.
Speaking at a farewell service at Durham Cathedral for his time spent as Bishop of Durham, Justin Welby also spoke of the significant divisions he faces within the Church.
"I'm feeling apprehensive, thoughtful and excited as I anticipate it. I'm extremely conscious of what it means to be asked to do the job," he said.
"There's a huge number of challenges, I've got to find my way into the role which personally is a huge challenge.
"Everyone is aware that there are significant divisions within the Anglican communion, over issues such as how we go about consecrating women bishops and issues of sexuality, and finding the way forward in those issues is a massive challenge.
"But I think the biggest challenge, and the Church has been doing this for a long time so I don't think it's me who is going to solve this, is to ensure the Church at a national and local level is an outward-looking body."
The former oil executive, speaking at his last public appearance as Bishop of Durham before taking up his new role, said that leaving would be particularly painful.
"It's not a service I have been looking forward to for one single second. Goodbyes are never easy and this is going to be a particularly painful one," he said.
"It's the different people I have met, the extraordinary variety of people across this area. In a sense what it's taught me is to make more and more real what I learned in Liverpool, that people can flourish and celebrate even in really difficult circumstances with the right character and spirit."
After finishing his role at Durham he is set to legally take office as Archbishop of Canterbury at a service on February 4 at St Paul's Cathedral.