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Archbishop Visit to Selby and Pocklington

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

Monday 21st February 2011

The Archbishop is to visit Selby on Friday 25 February. He will meet with farmers, some officers of Selby District Council, students and staff at Selby College. He will then attend an open evening at All Saints Church in Pocklington.

The Bishop of Selby, the Rt Revd Martin Wallace said, "In the morning, Archbishop Sentamu will meet with local farmers, to talk about current trends for local farming and their hopes for the future.  Then he will visit Selby District Council to hear how they are engaging with the people of Selby.  In the afternoon, he'll be coming to Selby College to meet students and staff, and they'll have a chance to ask Archbishop Sentamu about his life and faith."

Dr Sentamu said, "I always enjoy coming to Selby and visiting friends old and new in this wonderful town.  I'm particularly looking forward to meeting the students at Selby College.  I believe young people have a unique perspective and we should listen to what they have to say.  It's vital that we help young people to develop their potential and to make a difference to the communities to which they belong."

In the evening, the Archbishop will be travelling to Pocklington for an open evening at All Saints Church at 7.30pm.  Archbishop Sentamu will speak about his life and faith, and his extraordinary journey from Uganda to Yorkshire.   The event has been organised by the Revd Geoff Hollingsworth, Vicar of Pocklington.  He said, "We're delighted that Archbishop Sentamu is coming to Pocklington to speak about his life and faith, and his extraordinary journey from Uganda to Yorkshire. 

The evening will be chaired by the Bishop of Selby, the Rt Revd Martin Wallace, and there will also be opportunities for questions from the audience.The event is free of charge, but tickets must be booked from All Saints Parish Office on 01759 302133.

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