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Archbishop Sentamu visits the East Riding

The Archbishop of York at Holy Trinity with Normandy Veterans

Tuesday 13th May 2014

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will be visiting community organisations in Hull on Friday 16th May. Archbishop Sentamu will be visiting FareShare and CASE Training Services, take part in a service for Normandy Veterans at Holy Trinity church, and end the day with a question and answer session in Melton.



In the morning, the Archbishop will visit FareShare to meet with Hull’s Voluntary and Community Sector Group, and then visit CASE Training Services to meet with the City Leadership Board. 

Clive Darnell of FareShare said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Archbishop Sentamu to the FareShare Hull & Humber depot.  He’ll see how we manage the constant flow of tonnes of surplus food from the food industry and redistribute it to more than 100 community groups across the Humber region. Those groups range from community cafes and schools, to homeless shelters and drop-in centres to name but a few, and every week FareShare food helps these groups provide meals for more than 5,000 people living in food poverty.”

The Rt Revd Richard Frith, Bishop of Hull, is a member of both Hull’s Voluntary and Community Sector Group and the City Leadership Board.  He said, “Both groups are working for the wellbeing of the city – the VCS by championing the work of the third sector, and the Leadership Board by helping to promote the city plan, which includes the creation of many new jobs and the development of the city as a visitor destination.  The Leadership Board will be meeting the Archbishop for lunch where we’ll be eating food from FareShare, prepared by CASE trainees.  It’s an example of just how well businesses and community organisations work so well together in Hull, and it will be wonderful to show how proud we are of our working relationships.”

In the afternoon, Archbishop Sentamu will attend a service for Normandy Veterans at Holy Trinity church.  The Vicar of Holy Trinity Hull, the Revd Canon Dr Neal Barnes said, “This Act of Remembrance will commemorate before God the role of those who liberated Europe in World War Two.  We’ll be gathering around the Torch of Unity, lit from the Montgomery Flame in Holland earlier this week and brought across by ferry to Hull accompanied by veterans of the liberation.  The Flame is a reminder that there is always light in the darkness, and we’ll be giving thanks to God for that light and hope, and remembering those who fell in battle.”

In the evening, Archbishop Sentamu will take part in a question and answer session at South Hunsley School, Melton, at 7.30pm, to which everyone is invited. 

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