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Archbishop Encourages All To ‘Try Praying’ at Beverley

Friday 26th February 2016

Archbishop Sentamu continues his Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing at the market town and county town of Beverley, in the East Riding of Yorkshire from 1 to 6 March 2016.


The Archbishop is encouraging all to ‘Try Praying’ and will be joining the Churches Together event at Beverley Minster on Wednesday 2 March at 7.30pm.  He will also visit Beverley County Hall to lead prayers in the Council Chamber and will spend time with the fostering team at the Council as part of his visit.

On Thursday 3 March, Archbishop Sentamu will meet military students, staff and families at the Defence School of Transport.  Following this, he will visit the Jacob’s Well shop whose founders Beryl and Peter Beynon feature as part of John Sentamu’s Faith Stories book as published in 2013.

Rev Jeremy Fletcher, Rural Dean of Beverley, said: “We've heard great things about the Archbishop's Pilgrimage, and I can't wait for what will happen in Beverley and our surrounding villages. There will be lots of opportunities to meet the Archbishop and pray with him through the week, and I'm expecting the unexpected too!”

Pilgrimage walks are from Etton to Cherry Burton, Tickton School to Toll Gavel and Woodmansey to Beverley Minster. During his week in the Beverley Deanery on his Pilgrimage, Archbishop Sentamu will also meet with staff and students at Bishop Burton and East Riding College as well as visiting many local primary schools: Tickton, Leconfield, St Mary’s, Walkington, Little Weighton, and Skidby.

For opportunities to walk with the Archbishop, to pray with him and to follow and share in his journey, please visit: 

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