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Archbishop’s Holy Week and Easter is Full of Hope

Monday 21st March 2016

Archbishop Sentamu’s Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing continues this week at Hull with foot washing at St Aidan’s, Southcoates on Maundy Thursday; a Walk of Witness from Mount Pleasant along Holderness Road on Good Friday; an Easter Vigil service at St Michael’s Church, Holderness Road on Holy Saturday evening and a visit to HMP Hull to lead Pilgrimage Prayers on Easter Sunday.


The Archbishop is also meeting staff and families visiting The Deep on Good Friday afternoon.  He will be walking the streets at Kingswood on Tuesday, Preston Road and the Greatfield Shopping precinct on Wednesday, and the Longhill Estate to East Mount on Saturday. 

Archbishop Sentamu is talking to students about his Pilgrimage at St James Church of England Academy, Wilberforce Sixth Form College and The Sentamu Academy during a packed Pilgrimage week which also sees him calling in at Hull Kingston Rovers ground. 


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The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu said: “In this Holy Week, leading up to Easter Sunday, here in East Hull, I am looking forward to sharing with people the love of God in Jesus Christ.  Whether in our churches, in our schools, in our streets, or even as we visit The Deep, I desire people to know the love of God in Jesus Christ and encourage them to encounter the Risen Christ. Do not be afraid. He lives never to die again.”

Andrew McLeod, Deputy Curator at The Deep said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the Archbishop to The Deep on Good Friday and it will be a real privilege to be part of his pilgrimage.

“Easter weekend is one of our busiest times of the year and we expect to see over 10,000 people visiting us. We will be running our March into Science event, letting children explore the mysteries of animal superpowers. We’ve got interactive science stations around the building, a family activity trail, dressing up and some fantastic presentations on the science of diving and The Deep’s own conservation work.”

For opportunities to walk, to pray and to share in the Archbishop’s Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing, please visit:   The Archbishop’s 6-Month Pilgrimage started at Whitby on 1 December 2015 and is to finish at York Minster on 22 May 2016.  Following his week at East Hull and Easter, the Pilgrimage will continue at Southwold.

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