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April 2017

Acts 435 Advocates Gather at Bishopthorpe Palace
Wednesday 26 April 2017
Today, 50 people who are involved locally as Advocates for the online charity Acts 435, met together…

St George’s Day Celebrations at Bishopthorpe Palace
Tuesday 25 April 2017
School children from Archbishop of York Junior School today enjoyed an afternoon of games at Bishopthorpe…

Bridlington Beckons for Archbishop Sentamu
Tuesday 18 April 2017
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu will be joining the crowds to cheer on the start of the Tour de…

Thanksgiving Service for Former Bishop of Lichfield
Wednesday 12 April 2017
A thanksgiving service for the former Bishop of Lichfield, the Right Revd Keith Sutton, will be held…

Archbishop of York to take Humber voyage before re-dedicating Holy Trinity as Hull Minster
Tuesday 11 April 2017

York Against Cancer
Tuesday 11 April 2017
A York charity celebrating its 30th birthday is holding a party to thank its volunteers – and the Archbishop…

Acts 435 Easter Appeal for 40 Fresh Starts
Monday 10 April 2017
Starting from today, the Archbishop of York’s online giving charity, Acts 435, is setting out to support…

Hatfield Woodhouse Young Leaders Easter Celebration
Friday 7 April 2017
Year 4 pupils from Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School who have been taking part in the Young Leaders Award…

The Very Revd Dr Pete Wilcox Announced as the New Bishop of Sheffield
Friday 7 April 2017
The next Bishop of Sheffield will be the Very Revd Dr Pete Wilcox Downing Street has announced today.…

Scarborough RNLI Volunteers Prepare for Lifeboat Naming Ceremony
Thursday 6 April 2017
HRH the Duke of Kent, the president of the RNLI, is to formally name Scarborough RNLI’s new lifeboat…

York Minster prepares for Holy Week and Easter
Wednesday 5 April 2017
A range of special services will take place at York Minster to mark Holy Week and Easter, which lie at…

Howden Palm Sunday Celebrations
Monday 3 April 2017
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is leading Palm Sunday celebrations this weekend as part of his…

March 2017

Archbishops to visit Spring Harvest as part of focus on unity
Tuesday 28 March 2017
The Archbishops of both Canterbury and York, the Most Reverends Justin Welby and John Sentamu, will be…

10,000 Lives Blessed
Monday 27 March 2017
Acts 435, the Archbishop of York’s online giving charity, today announced that it has helped its 10,000th…

Statement by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York
Friday 24 March 2017
Please read the Archbishops' Statement on the recent events surrounding the nomination of Bishop Philip…

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