The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Douglas Williams and wife Jane Williams arrived here on Friday on a two-day visit to the city.

The Archbishop, who is accompanied by a nine-member delegation from London, will take part in a host of programmes and ecumenical meetings during their stay in the city.

Dr. Williams will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony of the golden jubilee celebrations of the South Kerala diocese of the Church of South India here on October 24. He will also lay the foundation stone of the first cathedral of the CSI South Kerala diocese on LMS Compound here.

Other programmes include a breakfast meeting with religious, political and cultural leaders of the city on Saturday morning. Following that, the delegation will visit the Kerala United Theological Seminary at Kannamoola, where Mrs. Williams' father had served as a member of the teaching faculty and Principal and where she herself had spent part of her childhood.

The delegation will later participate in a women's conference at LMS Compound and a convocation ceremony at Dr. Somervell Memorial CSI Medical College, Karakonam.