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Press releases

June 2015

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…

Statement from the Archbishop of York
Monday 22 June 2015
The Archbishop of York has today issued this statement:

Acomb Primary School Celebrates Young Leaders
Friday 19 June 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu congratulated and awarded 29 year 6 pupils with their Young Leaders…

Archdeacon Paul Slater to be New Bishop of Richmond
Thursday 18 June 2015
10 Downing Street has announced that the Venerable Paul Slater, currently the Archdeacon of Richmond…

York Minster welcomes new appointment to Chapter of York
Monday 15 June 2015
York Minster is preparing to welcome Dr Richard Shephard MBE to its governing body as a Lay Canon

York Carers Encouraged at Bishopthorpe
Thursday 11 June 2015
Carers in and around York are taking a break with afternoon tea at Bishopthorpe Palace this Friday as…

Double Anniversary at Dean Head
Wednesday 10 June 2015
Children are busy preparing a time capsule to be buried beneath a commemorative stone when the Archbishop…

Archbishop of York Becomes a Patron of Volition
Tuesday 9 June 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu has been announced as patron of Volition, the Cathedral Volunteer…

Egyptian Archbishop at Lambeth Palace
Monday 8 June 2015
Archbishop Dr Mouneer Anis will give a presentation on the situation in his vast diocese to members and…

New Altar at Rievaulx Abbey
Friday 5 June 2015
Yesterday saw the unveiling and dedication of the newly built-up altar at Rievaulx Abbey. The text…

Amazing Abbey Grange Students Success
Friday 5 June 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu will be awarding 210 students from Abbey Grange Academy their…

Archbishop’s Community Day at Bishopthorpe
Tuesday 2 June 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu today welcomed 40 charity and community organisations which he…

Statement by the Archbishop of York
Tuesday 2 June 2015
Charles Kennedy, former Liberal Democrat leader, died aged 55 on 2 June 2015. The Archbishop's statement…

New Priests for the Diocese of York
Monday 1 June 2015
On Sunday, Archbishop Sentamu ordained nine people to the priesthood.

May 2015

New Altar for Rievaulx Abbey
Wednesday 27 May 2015
On Thursday 4th June, a new altar will be unveiled at Rievaulx Abbey. The building of the new altar…

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