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Archbishop to Visit Teesside Schools and Refugees

All Saints Church of England Secondary School, Ingleby Barwick

Wednesday 4th May 2011

Dr Sentamu will be celebrating 200 years of Church Schools when he visits Teesside on Friday 6th May.

The Archbishop will visit St Francis Church of England Primary School and All Saints Church of England Secondary School, Ingleby Barwick, and St Hilda’s Church of England Primary School, Ampleforth.  He will also visit the North of England Refugee Service in Middlesbrough.

The Revd Clay Roundtree, Vicar of Ingelby Barwick, will welcome the Archbishop to St Francis Church of England Primary School and All Saints Church of England Secondary School, Ingleby Barwick.  He said, “In 2011, we’re celebrating 200 years of Church Schools.  We’re delighted that the Archbishop will be coming to meet pupils, staff and governors at our schools, and he will see how they are working together to make Ingelby Barwick a centre for Christian education.”

Pete Widlinski, Information and Communications Manager, will welcome Archbishop Sentamu to the North of England Refugee Service.  He said, “We’re really excited that the Archbishop is coming to visit the Tees Valley Team.  He will meet our CEO, Daoud Zaaroura, and some of the asylum seekers and refugees who we work with.  The Archbishop will also meet some of our partners including the Methodist Asylum Project that provides a weekly drop-in and a clothes and furniture store, and trustees from the Mary Thompson Fund, a hardship fund that supports refugees and asylum seekers in time of need.”

Dr Sentamu said, “I am looking forward to meeting everyone at the Church of England Schools and the North of England Refugee Service – they are great examples of people serving their communities.  This year we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Church Schools.  They were established to serve all people in the communities in which they were located, and they still do that today, giving children of all faiths or none a wonderful education.”

 The Archbishop spoke to BBC Tees about 200 years of Church Schools.

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