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Press releases

July 2015

Pinehurst Primary Pupils Visit Archbishop
Wednesday 15 July 2015
23 Year 6 Pupils from Pinehurst Primary School, Anfield, Liverpool, will visit the Archbishop of York…

100 years of Whitby Nuns
Tuesday 14 July 2015
An order of religious sisters from Whitby is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In 1915 Margaret…

Consecration of the Bishop of Richmond at Ripon Cathedral
Tuesday 14 July 2015
The Archbishop of York will consecrate the Venerable Paul Slater (formerly the Archdeacon of Richmond…

Acts 435 Rejoices 5 Years of Giving
Tuesday 7 July 2015
70 representatives from 48 churches and charities met at Bishopthorpe Palace yesterday to celebrate the…

Cyclists tackle 150 mile round trip to meet the Archbishop of York in fundraising bid for new Learning Resource Centre
Friday 3 July 2015
Two intrepid cyclists from Cranmer Hall, a leading theological training college in the North East of…

Archbishop’s Young Leaders Restore Town Green Station
Thursday 2 July 2015
The official unveiling takes place on Friday 10 July from 1-4 pm and the opening around There…

Acts 435 Marks Five Years of Giving
Thursday 2 July 2015
The Archbishop is to give an address and following this will cut a celebratory cake to mark the occasion…

Archbishop Raises Aspirations
Wednesday 1 July 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu today welcomed 64 school children from six City of York primary…

June 2015

A Statement of Condolence, Empathy and a Call to Prayer
Monday 29 June 2015
The Archbishop's statement follows in full:

Consecration of New Bishop of Hull
Friday 26 June 2015
Archbishop Sentamu will consecrate the Revd Canon Alison White, priest-in-charge of Riding Mill in the…

Twenty one to be Ordained in York Minster
Thursday 25 June 2015
The Archbishop of York will ordain twenty one people in York Minster on Sunday 5th July at 10am. Thirteen…

Archbishop Sentamu Academy Celebrates 2015 Graduands
Thursday 25 June 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu today welcomed students from Archbishop Sentamu Academy Sixth…

Barwic Parade Community School Awards
Wednesday 24 June 2015
Today, the Bishop of Selby, the Rt Revd Dr John Thomson presented 25 Year 6 Pupils with their Archbishop…

St Peter’s Wawne Celebrates 150 Years
Wednesday 24 June 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will be visiting St Peter’s church, Wawne, on Sunday 28th…

Dame Fiona Reynolds to be Chair of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England
Tuesday 23 June 2015
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, after consultation with the Secretary of State for Culture Media…

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